ATP Challenger: Sumit Nagal moves into quarterfinals

The Indian Davis Cupper defeats Orlando Luiz of Brazil in straight sets. He qualifies for the doubles quarterfinals, too, with partner Federico Coria of Argentina.

File Photo: Sumit Nagal beat Orlando Luiz 7-5, 6-3.   -  M. Vedhan

India’s Sumit Nagal defeated Orlando Luiz of Brazil 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 54,160 Challenger in Campinas, Brazil, on Friday. Sumit, who had won the Wimbledon junior doubles in 2015, also reached the doubles quarterfinals, with partner Federico Coria of Argentina.

In the ATP Challenger in Barcelona, India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan, in partnership with Sergio Martos Gornes of Spain, knocked out top seeds Roman Jebavy and Nicholas Monroe 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the doubles semifinals.

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In the ITF men’s Futures in Vietnam, Arjun Kadhe reached the doubles semifinals with Renta Tokuda of Japan. In China, Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Sundar Prashanth reached the doubles final.

Adil Kalyanpur made the singles quarterfinals in Antalya, but lost the doubles semifinals in two tie-breaks with Kelsey Stevenson of Canada. Zeel Desai made the singles semifinals in the USD 25,000 women’s event in Pretoria.

The results
  • USD 54,160 Challenger, Campinas, Brazil
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Sumit Nagal bt Orlando Luiz (Bra) 7-5, 6-3.
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Federico Coria (Arg) & Sumit Nagal bt Gilbert Klier Junior & Thiago Seyboth Wild (Bra) 7-6 (6), 6-3.
  • EUR 46,600 Challenger, Barcelona, Spain
  • Doubles (semifinals): Sergio Martos Gornes (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Roman Jebavy (Cze) & Nicholas Monroe (U.S.) 6-4, 7-6 (6).
  • USD 25,000 ITF men, Tay Ninh, Vietham
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Renta Tokuda (Jpn) & Arjun Kadhe bt Christian Didier Chin (Mas) & Kazuki NIshiwaki (Jpn) 3-6, 7-6(5), [10-4].
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Nanchang, China
  • Doubles (semifinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Dusty H Boyer (U.S.) & Hao Wu (Chn) 7-5, 6-2.
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey
  • Singles (quarterfinals): Adil Kalyanpur bt Marsel Ilhan (Tur) 6-2, 6-2.
  • Doubles (semifinals): Mats Hermans & Bart Stevens (Ned) bt Kelsey Stevenson (Can) & Adil Kalyanpur 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4).
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  • Singles (quarterfinals): Shan Yu (Chn) bt Sathwika Sama 6-3, 7-5.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Singles (quarterfinals): Zeel Desai bt Tina Nadine Smith (Aus) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
  • Doubles (semifinals): Isabelle Haverlag (Ned) & Anna Pribylova (Rus) bt Daria Solovyeva (Rus) & Jennifer Luikham 6-1, 6-3; Quarterfinals: Daria Solovyeva (Rus) & Jennifer Luikham bt Daniella Dimitrova (Bul) & Lana Sipek (Cro) 6-7(3), 7-6(3), [10-7].

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