Surbiton ITF women's event: Ankita Raina loses in first round

Ankita Raina was ousted in the first round of the $100,000 ITF women’s event in Surbiton 6-3, 6-3 by wild card Katy Dunne of Britain a day after she stunned former Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki.

Ankita Raina beat former world No.12 and Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-3, 6-1 to enter the main draw.   -  ARUNANGSU ROY CHOWDHURY

Ramkumar Ramanathan had a mixed in the €137,560 Challenger on grass in Surbiton, Britain, as he lost the singles in three sets to Matthias Bachinger of Germany, but won the doubles pre-quarterfinals in partnership with Soonwoo Kwon of Korea in straight sets against compatriots Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja.

In the $100,000 ITF women’s event in Surbiton, Ankita Raina was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by wild card Katy Dunne of Britain in the first round. Raina recorded the best singles victory of her career in the final round of qualifying on Wednesday when she beat former world No.12 and Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-3, 6-1 to enter the main draw.

 

The results:

€137,560 Challenger, Surbiton, Britain

Singles (first round): Matthias Bachinger (Ger) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan

4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Soonwoo Kwon (Kor) & Ramkumar Ramanathan

bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja 6-4 , 6-3.

 

$100,000 ITF women, Surbiton, Britain

Singles (first round): Katy Dunne (GBR) bt  Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-3.

 

$81,240 Challenger, Little Rock, US

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Li Zhe (Chn) & Dudi Sela (Isr) bt

Volodoymyr Uzhylovskyi (Ukr) & Arjun Kadhe 6-2, 7-5.

 

$25,000 ITF men, Hong Kong

Singles (first round): Agustin Velotti (Arg) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jose Fco. Vidal Azorin (Esp) & Sidharth

Rawat bt Sagadat Ayap (Kaz) & Maksim Tikhomirov (US) 6-3, 5-7, [10-5].

 

$25,000 ITF men, Singapore

Singles (first round): Manish Sureshkumar bt Kelsey Stevenson (Can)

6-4, 6-2; Kunal Anand bt Pol Wattanakul (Tha) 6-0, 6-3.

 

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Siddhant Banthia & Manish Sureshkumar bt

Rimpei Kawakami (Jpn) & Shamirul Shahril Mohd. Adam Das (Mas) 6-1,

6-3; Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam & Gokul Suresh bt Bingyu Yu & Yili

Zheng (Chn) 6-4, 3-6, [14-12]; Kunal Anand Jatin Dahiya bt Daniil

Zarichanskyy (Blr) & Adil Kalyanpur 6-4, 6-4.

 

$60,000 ITF women, Brescia, Italy

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jessica Pieri (Ita) & Lucrezia Stefanini

(Ita) bt Elixane Lechemia (Fra) & Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 7-6(7).

 

$25,000 ITF women, Fergana, Uzbekistan

Singles (first round): Riya Bhatia bt Ekaterina Vishnevskaya (Rus) 6-3, 6-3.