Riya Bhatia is doubles finalist in Oeiras Open : Week of 26th Apr – Indian Tennis Roundup

ATP Tour

Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran played qualifiers at Munich ATP 250 but lost 3 setter matches against higher ranked players in first round. In fact, Prajnesh missed after having 2 matchpoints on his owen serve at 5-3 in the third set. In the same tournament, Divij lost in first round of doubles. Rohan lost in first round of similar level tournament in Portugal. 

These are their results –

At BMW Open, ATP 250, Germany (Clay)

[Q1] Sumit Nagal (IND,135) l. (2) Norbert Gombos (SVK,93) 46 76(2) 16

[Q1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,149) l. Dennis Novak (AUT,110) 46 63 57

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Jonathan Erlich (ISR) l. (3) Sander Gille (BEL) / Joran Vilegen (BEL) 36 26

At Estoril Open ATP 250, Portugal (Clay)

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Alexander Bublik (KAZ) l. Luke Bambridge (GBR) / Dominic Inglot (GBR) 26 67(1)

ATP Challenger Tour

Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunzheziyan have been playing together for the last 3 weeks. They finally won a match this week with a good win in the first round of a challenger in Czech Republic before losing in a close match in quarter final. 

These are their results –

At Ostrava Challenger 80, Czech Republic

[R1] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Peter Polansky (CAN) / Brayden Schnur (CAN) 63 63

[QF] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) l. (3) Evan King (USA) / Hunter Reese (USA) 26 62 6-10

ITF Tour

Riya Bhatia played in a 25K tournament in Portugal on clay. She lost in first round of singles but reached final in doubles with her Brazilian partner.

At ITF W25 Oeiras, Portugal, Clay

[R1] Riya Bhatia (IND,351) l. (Q) Martina Spigarelli (ITA,659) 26 16

[R1] Riya Bhatia (IND) / Gabriela Ce (BRA) d. Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) / Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN) 63 61

[QF] Riya Bhatia (IND) / Gabriela Ce (BRA) d. Matilde Gorge (POR) / Ana Philipa Santos (POR) 63 36 14-12

[SF] Riya Bhatia (IND) / Gabriela Ce (BRA) d. (4) Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) / Shalimar Talbi (BLR) 75 60

[F] Riya Bhatia (IND) / Gabriela Ce (BRA) l. Adrienn Nagy (HUN) / Sohyun Park (KOR) 46 06

Photos from Riya’s run to the finals below –
(Credits – Sara Falcao/FPT)

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