Sanam, Jeevan fail to enter main draw

The main draw of the $50,000 men’s Challenger tennis tournament in Guangzhou will feature Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni. Yuki has been seeded sixth and scheduled to play a qualifier in the first round, while Saketh will challenge the top seed Taro Daniel of Japan.

Sanam Singh went down to Jimmy Wang in the second qualifying round, in Guangzhou on Monday.   -  S_Subramanium

Sanam Singh went down to former top-100 player Jimmy Wang of Chinese Taipei in three sets in the second qualifying round of the $50,000 men’s Challenger tennis tournament in Guangzhou on Monday. The 28-year-old Sanam had earlier knocked out the top seed.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan was also unable to cross the second round of the qualifying event. The main draw will feature Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni. Yuki has been seeded sixth and scheduled to play a qualifier in the first round, while Saketh will challenge the top seed Taro Daniel of Japan. Yuki and Saketh will continue to play the doubles as a pair.

The results:

$50,000 Challenger men, Guangzhou, China

Qualifying singles (second round): Jimmy Wang (Tpe) bt Sanam Singh 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Marton Fucsovics (Hun) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-4, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF men, Mornington, Australia

Qualifying singles (third and final round): Lucas Vuradin (Aus) bt Neeraj Elangovan 6-3, 6-1; Second round: Neeraj Elangovan bt Kody Pearson (Aus) 6-3, 6-4; First round: Neeraj Elangovan bt Pierce Gilheany (Aus) 7-6(4), 6-2.

$10,000 ITF men, Baku, Azerbaijan

Qualifying singles (third and final round): Dmitry Surchenko (Rus) bt Shahbaaz Khan 6-4, 6-2; Second round: Shahbaaz Khan bt David Szintai 7-6(4), 6-2; First round: Shahbaaz Khan bt Vsevolod Tsurikov (Rus) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Daniel Altmaier (Ger) & Filippo Baldi (Ita) bt Haadin Bava & Shahbaaz Khan 6-3, 7-6(7).

$10,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

Qualifying singles (third and final round): Oliver Hudson (GBR) bt Jayesh Pungliya 7-6(5), 6-1; Second round: Jayesh Pungliya bt Chinmay Pradhan 7-6(7), 6-3; First round: Dylan Gee (GBR) bt Naesar Jewoor 6-0, 6-1; vuk Skadarka (Aus) bt Alok Aradhya 6-4, 6-3; Denis Pisarchuk (Rus) bt Santosh Kumar Mallik 6-1, 7-5; Chinmay Pradhan bt Ighor Halmenschlager Reis (Bra) 6-3, 6-2.

$10,000 ITF men, Hammamet, Tunisia

Qualifying singles (third and final round): Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Charly Zick (Ger) 6-1, 6-3; Second round: Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Saitejas Mopuri 6-0, 6-0; First round: Saitejas Mopuri bt Taieb Raboudi (Tun) 6-0, 6-1; Orest Mostyuk (Ukr) bt Anupam Kumar 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF women, Canberra, Australia

Qualifying singles (third and final round): Lisa Whybourn (GBR) bt Natasha Palha 6-3, 6-1.

$10,000 ITF women, Nanjing, China

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Haruka Kaji (Jpn) & Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Li Yuenu & Wu Mei Xu (Chn) 6-4, 7-5.