India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan along with his Italian partner Francesco Maestrelli stormed into the doubles quarter-finals of the DafaNews Bengaluru Open 2023 on Wednesday.
Ramkumar and Maestrelli etched a 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over Colin Sinclair of North Mariana Islands and Miljan Zekic of Serbia at the KSLTA courts. Sinclair and Zekic had replaced Sumit Nagal and Mukund Sasikumar after the Indians withdrew from the event.
The India duo of Anirudh Chandrasekhar and N Prashanth also booked their berth in the quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-2 win over compatriots SD Prajwal Dev and Parikshit Somani.
Another India player Arjun Kadhe in the company of Max Neuchrist of Austria also reached the last eight, as the No 4 seeded pair defeated Petr Nouza and Andrew Paulson of Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Meanwhile in the singles, top seeded Chun-Hsin Tseng of Taipei moved into the quarter-finals with a hard-fought win over fellow countryman Yu Hsiou Hsu. Tseng won 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (4) to assure himself a quarterfinals place.
There was an upset on the day as France’s Harold Mayot defeated third seeded Ryan Peniston, a world number 145, of Britain in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-0.
Results (Singles, Round of 16)
(1) Chun-Hsin Tseng beat Yu Hsiou Hsu 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (4)
Harold Mayot beat (3) Ryan Peniston 7-6 (5), 6-0
James McCabe beat Marc Polmans 7-5, 7-5
Hamad Medjedovic beat Nicolas Moreno De Alboran 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Results (Doubles, Round of 16)
Arjun Kadhe / Max Neuchrist beat Petr Nouza / Andrew Paulson 7-6 (5), 6-4
Marc Polmans / Max Purcell beat Calum Puttergill / Dane Sweeny 7-6 (3), 4-6, 10-6
Benjamin Lock / Akira Santillan beat (2) Ji Sung Nam / Min Kyo Song 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
Anirudh Chandrasekhar / N Prashanth beat SD Prajwal Dev / Parikshit Somani 7-5, 6-2
Ramkumar Ramanathan / Francesco Maestrelli (Italy) beat Colin Sinclair (Northern Mariana Islands) / Miljan Zekic (Serbia) 6-2, 7-6 (4)