Yuki-Saketh pair into pre-quarterfinals in Seoul
NEW DELHI: Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni beat Sho Shiabukuro and Seita Watanabe 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $132,800 Challenger tennis tournament in Seoul on Wednesday.
In the Challenger in Ismaning, Germany, Ramkumar Ramanathan sweated it out 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 7-6(5) against qualifier Billy Harris of Britain in the first round.
$132,800 Challenger, Seoul, Korea
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuki Bhambri & Saketh Myneni bt Sho Shiabukuro & Seita Watanabe (Jpn) 6-4, 6-4.
€45,730 Challenger, Ismaning, Germany
Singles (first round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Billy Harris (GBR) 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 7-6(5).
$15,000 ITF men, Maputo, Mozambique
Singles (first round): Tibo Colson (Bel) bt Arjun Mahadevan 6-2, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Singles (first round): Koray Kirci (Tur) bt Rishab Agarwal 6-2, 6-3.
$60,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Estelle Cascino (Fra) & Prarthana Thombare bt Biance Bahulova & Radka Zelnickova (Svk) 6-2, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (first round): Natalia Siedliska (Ger) bt Humera Baharmus 7-5, 6-0.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jia-Jing Lu (Chn) & Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Pimmada Thongkum & Kamonwan Yodpetch (Tha) 2-6, 6-1, [10-3]; Risa Ushijima (Jpn) & Wi Hwuiwon (Kor) bt Soha Sadiq & Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-3, 6-3; Emily Seibold & Natalia Siedliska (Ger) bt Anjani Maheshkumar & Veda Varshita Ranabothu 6-0, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF women, Fredericton, Canada
Singles (first round): Karman Thandi bt Sarah L’Allier (Can) 6-1, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF women, Cherbourg En Cotentin, France
Singles (first round): Manon Leonard (Fra) bt Ankita Raina 6-1, 6-3.
Kids FC eases past Chennai Lions in Chennai Kaalpandhu League
CHENNAI: Chennai Lions ended up losing two out of two matches on day thre of Chennai Kaalpandhu League at YMCA college of physical education in Chennai on Wednesday.
Results from day 3:
Boys: Chennai Lions 0-1 Team Red; Ever Green FC 0-1 White Spartans; Chennai Lions 0-2 Kids FC
Girls: White Spartans 0-0; Team Red 0-0 Chennai Lions
HCL international championship
Gurugram: Tornate led with 113.54 VPs in the Team of Four Gold event of the 19th HCL International Bridge championship on Tuesday.
The team comprising Prasad Keni, Uttam Gupta, Gopinath Manna, NRK Moorthy and Anindya Bhattacharya was ahead of Formidables which had 113.33 VPs. Texan Aces was in the third place with 11.86 VPs after eight rounds.
In the silver event, Lucky Six comprising Indranil Chakraborty, Moloy Kumar Mondal, Raj Kumar Chowdhury, Goutam Mazumdar, Sourav Sill and Saptarshi Chanda led with 141.95 Vps. Six Spades (122.33) and Pradeep (118.33) followed in the second and third places respectively.
The top-16 from the Gold and Silver events will compete in the pre-quarterfinals. The non-qualifying teams will have Open match point Pairs event, which is expected to feature about 250 pairs.