ATP Challenger tour

Our #2 singles player, Prajnesh Gunneswaran had an excellent week reaching the final of Cary Challenger before losing out to in-form American Denis Kudla in the final. He had wins here over former top 10 player Jack Sock and former top 25 player Thomaz Belluci ( coming back from a set and a break down in second set). So, it was a memorable week for him.  RamKumar lost in first round though after a very good last week. 

ATP Cary Challenger 80, NC, USA

[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Peter Polansky (CAN,213) 62 62
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,185) l. Teymuraz Gabashvilli (RUS,276) 63 46 16

[R2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Jack Sock (USA,253) 67(3) 62 76(5)
[QF] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA,297) 36 75 76(5)
[SF] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Mikael Torpegaard (DEN,198) walkover
[F] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) l. (2) Denis Kudla (USA,146) 6-3 3-6 0-6

Photos of Prajnesh from the week –

Photos of Ramkumar from the week –

ATP Tour

Divij lost in first round of at Sofia ATP.

At Sofia Open, Bulgaria, ATP 250

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) l. (2) Jamie Murray (GBR) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 36 63 6-10

ITF tour

Rutuja performed upto her seeding in Egypt and lost in the QF while Arjun and Sidharth Rawat both won a round in Egypt. Ankita had an upset first round loss to end her campaign in US circuit.

At $25K ITF Women, Orlando,Florida, USA

[R1] (4) Ankita Raina (IND,179) l. Catherine Harrison (USA,281) 46 57

At $15K ITF Women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[R1] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,426) d. Michaela Bayerlova (CZE,623) 62 64
[R2] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,426) d. Valentina Ryser (SUI,711) 61 76(5) 
[QF] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,426) l. Elina Avanesyan (RUS,720) 57 62 16

At $15K ITF Men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[R1] (6) Sidharth Rawat (IND,453) d. Benjamin Dhoe (BEL,670) 64 36 75
[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND,660) d. (3) Alexey Zakharov (RUS,412) 76(6) 63

[R2] (6) Sidharth Rawat (IND,453) l. Petr Michnev (CZE,846) 36 46
[R2] Arjun Kadhe (IND,660) l. Vladyslav Manafov (UKR,534) 62 57 67(7)

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