Saketh Myneni goes out in Challenger semifinals

In the doubles final, Saketh and Vijay Sundar Prashanth were beaten 6-4, 6-4 by the Russians, Ivan Gakhov and Alexander Pavlioutchenkov.

Qualifier Saketh Myneni’s fine run was cut short in the semifinals by top seed Nikola Milojevic of Serbia with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 score in the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Uzbekistan on Saturday.

In the doubles final, Saketh and Vijay Sundar Prashanth were beaten 6-4, 6-4 by the Russians, Ivan Gakhov and Alexander Pavlioutchenkov.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan made the doubles final of the Challenger in Ilkley with Austin Krajicek of the US, but Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan were beaten in the semifinals.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Hong Kong, second seed Karman Kaur Thandi outclassed top seed Jia-Jing Lu of China 6-1, 6-2 to clinch her maiden singles title in the professional circuit. The 261st ranked Karman had won three doubles titles, but was hunting for the elusive singles crown.


The results
 

€ 127,000 Challenger men, Ilkley, Britain

Doubles (semifinals):

Austin Krajicek (US) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Liam Broady & Scott Clayton (GBR) 7-5, 6-3;

Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies (Ger) bt Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan 7-6(2), 7-6(4).


$75,000 Challenger men, Fergana, Uzbekistan

Singles (semifinals): Nikola Milojevic (Srb) bt Saketh Myneni 6-4, 5-7, 6-0.

Doubles (final): Ivan Gakhov & Alexander Pavlioutchenkov bt Saketh Myneni & Vijay Sundar Prashanth (Rus) 6-4, 6-4.


$25,000 ITF women, Hong Kong

Singles (final): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Jia-Jing Lu (Chn) 6-1, 6-2.

 

$15,000 ITF women, Amarante, Portugal

Singles (quarterfinals): Valeria Bhunu (Zim) bt Snehadevi Reddy 7-5, 2-6, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Alba Carrillo Marin (Esp) & Ines Murta (Por) bt Lou Brouleau (Fra) & Snehadevi Reddy 7-6(3), 6-2.