Jennifer Luikham reaches the ITF W15 finals in Tunisia : Week of 18th Oct – Indian Tennis Roundup


Ramkumar lost in a tough Q1 against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov who went on to reach second round of main draw in Moscow ATP.

In the same tournament, Rohan Bopanna paired up with Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and upset the top seeds in first round but lost in a close match in QF. 

Ankita lost in first round of singles qualifiers and first round of doubles in a WTA tournament in Spain. 

At VTB Cremlin Cup, Moscow ATP 250, Russia

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,191) l. Egor Gerasimov (BLR,105) 36 46

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) d. (1) Raven Klassen (RSA) / Ben Mclachlan (JPN) 62 64

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) l. Ilya Ivashka (BLR) / Pedro Martinez (ESP) 67(4) 75 8-10

Ankita Raina played singles quailes and doubles at Tenerife WTA in Spain but lost in first round. 

At Tenerife Ladies open, Spain 

[Q1] (12) Ankita Raina (IND,194) l. Mandy Minnela (LUX,217) 36 26

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND) / Rosalie Van Der Hoek (NED) l. (2) Eri Hozoumi (JPN) / Shuai Zhang (CHN) 46 36

ATP Challenger Tour

Few Indian players played in a challenger in Croatia with mixed success. Arjun Kadhe Qualified for the Singles main draw with two good wins before going down to Filip Misolic in the first round. Anirudh Chandrasekar won the first qualifying round against Eldin Nokic but went down to the 3rd seed Georgii Kravchenko in final qualifying round.Vijay Sundar Prashanth lost to 4th seed Sadio Doumbia in the first qualifying round.

At Losinj Challenger 80, Croatia (Clay)

[Q1] Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND,1176) d. (WC) Eldin Nocik (SWE,NR) 60 61

[Q1] N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND,1383) l. (4) Sadio Dombia (FRA,512) 76(4) 46 06

[Q1] (6) Arjun Kadhe (IND,847) d. Jamie Cerretani (USA,NR) 63 60

[Q2] Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND,1176) l. (3) Georgii Kravchenko (UKR,434) 06 16

[Q2] (6) Arjun Kadhe (IND,847) d. (4) Sadio Dombia (FRA,512) 64 11 retd.

[R1] (Q) Arjun Kadhe (IND,847) l. (Q) Philip Misolic (AUT,396) 16 26

[R1] (WC) Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) / N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) d. (WC) Admir Calender (CRO) / Milli Poljicak (CRO) 62 67(3) 10-5

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA) d. (3) Marco Bortoloti (ITA) / Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP) 62 75

[QF] (WC) Aniruddha Chandrashekhar (IND) / N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) l. (4) James Cerretani (USA) / Fabien Fallert (GER) 57 36

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA) l. Victor Vlad Cornea (ROU) / Ergi Kirkin (TUR) 36 61 4-10

ITF Tour

On the ITF tour, Jennifer Luikham had an excellent run to his second ITF final when she made it to the final of W15 event in Monastir, Tunisia before losing to former top 100 player from Thailand, Luksika Kumkhum. 

At M15 Doha, Qatar

[R1] Dev Javia (IND,1659) l. (1) Yanki Erel (TUR,549) 16 14 retd.

[R1] (Q) Tushar Madan (IND,NR) l. Radu Florin Macovie (ROM,NR) 16 67(4)

[R1] (Q) Anurag Agarwal (IND,NR) l. Aleksandre Baxi (GEO,885) 06 26

[R1] Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,1659) d. (WC) Abdulhamid Mubarak (KUW,1928) 61 61

[R2] Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,1659) l.(2) Tom Kocevar-Desman (SLO,753) 57 36

At M15 Girona, Spain

[R1] Manish Sureshkumar (IND,728) l.. (5) Alexander Weis (ITA,530) 62 67(2) 26

At M15, Monastir, Tunisia

[R1] (7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,762) l. Vivien Versier (FRA,NR) 67(6) 46

[R1] (2) Sidharth Rawat (IND,559) d. Stefano D’Agostino (ITA,NR) 36 61 64

[R2] (2) Sidharth Rawat (IND,559) l. Louis Tessa (FRA,821) 36 36

ITF Germany 13A W25 Hamburg

[Q1] (10) Zeel Desai (IND,612) d. Himari Sato (JPN,713) 57 61 13-11

[Q2] (10) Zeel Desai (IND,612) d. (7) Anna Klasen (GER,557) 61 64

[R1] (Q) Zeel Desai (IND,612) d. Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,526) 64 64

[R2] (Q) Zeel Desai (IND,612) l.  (Q) Mallaurie Noel (FRA,518) 36 46

At W15 Tunisia 42A, Monastir

[R1] Jennifer Luikham (IND,923) d. Naoko Ito (JPN,1299) 63 64

[R2] Jennifer Luikham (IND,923) d. (Q) Astrid Cirotte (FRA,1455) 64 36 64

[QF] Jennifer Luikham (IND,923) d. (6) Elena Milovanovic (SRB,844) 67(8) 63 64

[SF] Jennifer Luikham (IND,923) d. Mara Guth (GER,1172) 16 64 75

[F] Jennifer Luikham (IND,923) l. Luksika Kumkhum (THA,1259) 26 26

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