Arjun Kadhe makes third straight SF in Korea Challenger : Weekly round-up for the week starting May 8

ATP Challenger Tour

In singles our top 2 players, Sumit Nagal and Sasi Kumar Mukund played qualifying but lost in 3 sets matches.

In doubles, Arjun Kadhe with his Korean partner Jisung Nam upset top seeds in first round and reached third straight SF. Purav Raja also made SF in challenger in Spain

These are the results of our players on challenger tour-

At Busan Challenger 100, Korea (Hard)

[Q1] (12) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,381) l. Tatsuma Ito (JPN,378) 75 46 46

[R1] (3) Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND)/ Vijay Sunder Prashant (IND) l. (WC) Jea Moon Lee (KOR) /Woobin Shin (KOR) 75 67(7) 8-10

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND)/ Jisung Nam (KOR) d. (WC) Jaesung Choe (KOR) /Uisung Park (KOR) 76(3) 63

[SF] Arjun Kadhe (IND)/ Jisung Nam (KOR) l. (4) Max Purcell (AUS) / Rubin Statham (NZL) 46 64 8-10

At the Challenger 100 in Mauthausen , Austria, Clay

[Q1] (8) Sumit Nagal (IND,347) d. Mats Moraing (GER,473), 60 46 64

[Q2] (8) Sumit Nagal (IND,347) l. (Alt) Mirza Basic (BIH,582) 64 16 26

[R1] (4) N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Filip Bergevi (SWE) / Artem Sitak (NZL) 63 64

[QF] (4) N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) l. Marco Bortolotti (ITA) /Inigo Cervantes (ESP) 26 46

AT Francavilla al Mare Challenger 75, Italy  (Clay)

[R1] (4) Purav Raja (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SWE) d. Calum Puttergill (AUS) / Kelsey Stevenson (CAN) 64 64

[QF] (4) Purav Raja (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SWE) d. (WC) Lorenzo Carboni (ITA) / Lorenzo Sciahbasi (ITA) 64 76(5)

[SF] (4) Purav Raja (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SWE)  l. (1) Nicolas Barrientos (COL) /Ariel Behar (URU) 36 46

ITF Tour

Again this week ITF tour the action was mainly on the womens side.

In Georgia,  both Zeel Desai and Sahaja Yamlapalli lost in second round against Chinese Zaoxuan Bai who went on to win the title.

At Kachreti W25, Georgia (Hard)

[R1] (16) Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,450) bye

[R1] Zeel Desai (IND,651) d. Aglaya Fedorova (RUS,1195) 76(5) 63

[R2] (16) Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,450) d. Edda Mamedova (RUS,941) 64 62

[R2] Zeel Desai (IND,651) l. (2) Zhuoxuan Bai (CHN,236) 36 06

[R3] (16) Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,450) l. (2) Zhuoxuan Bai (CHN,236) 36 36

In USA, after qualifying in , Riya Bhatia pulled off an excellent upset win against second seed but unfortunately had to give a walkover in next round.

At W25 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

[Q1] (5) Riya Bhatia (IND,732) d. Alessandra Crump (USA,ITF-728), 60 62
[Q2] (5) Riya Bhatia (IND,732) vs (9) Rhiann Newborn (USA,833), 16 64 [10-4]

[R1] (Q) Riya Bhatia (IND,732) d. (2) Robin Anderson (USA,251) 62 63

[R2] (Q) Riya Bhatia (IND,732) l. (Q) Sakaya Ishii (JPN,641) walkover

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