Sumit Nagal bows out in Santo Domingo

Sumit Nagal’s fine run on clay came to a halt as he retired early in the third set of the second round match in the Challenger tournament in Santo Domingo.

The 22-year-old Sumit had done very well to win the title and reach the semifinals of the last two tournaments on clay.FILE IMAGE)   -  AP

Sumit Nagal’s fine run on clay came to a halt as he retired early in the third set of the second round match against Alejandro Tabilo of Chile in the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The 22-year-old Sumit had done very well to win the title and reach the semifinals of the last two tournaments on clay.

In the Challenger in France, Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten in straight sets by Dennis Novak of Austria in the second round.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Lagos, Nigeria, newly crowned national champion Sowjanya Bavisetti, Sathwika Sama, Rutuja Bhosale and Riya Bhatia moved into the pre-quarterfinals.

 

The results:

$162,480 Challenger, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Singles (second round): Alejandro Tabilo (Chi) bt Sumit Nagal 6-7(5), 6-0, 2-0 (retired).

€ 92,040 Challenger, Mouilleron le Captif, France Singles (second round): Dennis Novak (Aut) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF men, Lagos, Nigeria Singles (first round): Jatin Dahiya bt Abayomi Oluseyi Philips (Ngr) 6-4, 6-2; Aziz Ouakaa (Tun) bt Tushar Madan 6-3, 6-4; Yash Chaurasia bt Mukhtar Andu (GBR) 6-4, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Tay Ninh, Vietnam Singles (first round): Manish Sureshkumar bt Pavel Shchya-Zubrov (Rus) 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Phuong Van Nguyen & Huynh Thinh (Vie) bt Sidharth Rawat & Manish Sureshkumar 4-6, 6-4, [10-7].

$25,000 ITF women, Lagos, Nigeria Singles (first round): Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Adesuwa Osabuohien (US) 7-5, 6-2; Laura Pigossi (Bra) bt Saumya Vig 6-0, 6-2; Sathwika Sama bt Divine Dasam Nweke (Den) 6-2, 6-2; Rutuja Bhosale bt Jasmin Jebawy (Ger) 6-0, 6-0; Riya Bhatia bt Ozi-oiza Josephine Yakubu (Ngr) 6-0, 6-0; Sandra Samir (Egy) bt Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-2, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia Singles (first round): Gala Squarcialupi (Ita) bt Jennifer Luikham 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.