Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Tennis News

At $75K+H Karshi Challenger 2018, Uzbekistan

[R1] (Q) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,418) bt Sanjar Faziyev (UZB,458) 46 62 76(4)

[R2] (Q) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,418) vs (2) Nikola Milojevic (SRB,208)

Doubles
[R1] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt Mikhail Elgin (RUS)/ Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 63 75
[R1] (4) Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) l Yaraslav Shyla (BLR)/ Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) 26 67(3)

[QF] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) vs Altug Celikbilek (TUR)/ Cem Ilkel (TUR)

Mukund scored an impressive win over Faziyev, who was former #253 player ... After losing the first set Mukund fought back to win the second comfortably ... In the decider, Mukund lost his serve in the 7th game, 3-4 ... He broke Faziyev while he was serving for the match at 4-5, to take the set in the tie-break ... Mukund won the tie-break for entering in the second round ... Next, he is facing 2nd seed Milojevic.

Bala-Vishnu started with a win ... Next, they will face Turkish pair ... But Saki and VSP lost in the first round against Yang and Shyla.


At $50K+H Braga Challenger 2018, Portugal

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,225) l Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol (ESP,280) 46 06

Doubles
[R1] Andrea Collarini (ARG)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) l (3) Tomasz Bednarek (POL)/ Hunter Reese (USA) 67(4) 26

Sumit lost in straight sets against Gutierrez-Ferrol ... Another poor loss for Sumit ... In the doubles also, he lost in straight sets with his partner Collarini.

At $60K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Luan, China

[R1] (5) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,270) bt Xu Liu Sun (CHN,385) 63 62

Doubles
[R1] (3) Harriet Dart (GBR)/ Ankita Raina (IND) bt Nika Kukharchuk (RUS)/ Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 64 63

This week, Karman scored a comfortable win over her Chinese opponent ... Ankita and Harriet also started with a comfortable win in the doubles.

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