Sahaja makes it to the final of W25 in Thailand, Mukund makes it to challenger QF in US :  Weekly round-up for the week starting July 3

ATP Challenger Tour

Sasikumar Mukund had an excellent run to the QF of Bloomfield challenger beating current NCAA champion Ethan Quinn in first round coming back from a matchpoint down and Canadian 5th seed in second round before losing to former top 40 player Tennys Sandgren in the QF.

Divij and Purav lost in quarter finals here.

In a challenger in France, Parikshit Somani made to his first challenger SF in doubles.

These are results of our players in challengers last week-

At Bloomfield Hills Challenger 75, USA (Hard)

[Q1] (9) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,385) d. Ezkiel Clark (USA,476) 76(2) 64

[Q2] (9) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,385) d. (WC) Ozan Baris (USA,832) 26 61 63

[R1] (9) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,385) d. (WC) Ethan Quinn (USA,477) 75 46 76(4)

[R2] Sasikumar Mukund (IND,385) d. (5) Alexis Galarneau (CAN,215) 46 62 75

[QF] Sasikumar Mukund (IND,385) l. Tennys Sandgren (USA,240) 57 46

[R1] (2) Divij Sharan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) d. Mac Kiger (USA) / Cannon Kingsley (USA)

[R2] (2) Divij Sharan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) l. Blake Ellis (AUS) / Calum Puttergill (AUS) 26 7-5 11-13

At Milan Challenger 75, Italy (Clay)

[R1] Andre Begemann (GER) / Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l. (3) Theo Arribage (FRA) / Luca Sanchez (FRA) 46 67(3)

At Troyes Challenger 50, France (Clay)

[R1] (3) Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine (FRA) / Parikshit Somani (IND) d. Nikola Milojevic (SRB) /Volodoymyr Uzhylovskyi (UKR) 52 retd.

[R2] (3) Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine (FRA) / Parikshit Somani (IND) d. Lucas Gerch (GER) /Benjamin Hassan (LIB) 26 61 10-7

[QF] (3) Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine (FRA) / Parikshit Somani (IND) l. (1) Manuel Guinard (FRA) / Gregoire Jacq (FRA) 46 76(4) 4-10

ITF Tour

On ITF tour in Thailand for men and women, Sahaja Yamalapalli reached her first ITF final outside India at W25 being held there. . She beat higher ranked Thai player Peangtarn Plipuech in the SF. She lost against another Thai player in the Mananchaya Sawangkaew in the final.

On mens tournament at same venue, SD Prajwal Dev reached QF but had to retire early in his match.

These are the results of our players in Thailand last week-

At W25

[Q2] (6) Humera Baharmus (IND,814) l. (9) Alicia Smith (AUS,1021), 57 16
[Q2] (8) Smriti Bhasin (IND,979) l. (13) Marente Sijbesma (NED,1185), 36 16
[Q2] (3) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,751) d. Shuyue Ma (CHN,1359), 61 76(6)

[R1] (Q) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,751) d. (8) Ikumi Yamazaki (JPN,426), 60 62
[R1] (7) Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,394) d. Dasha Ivanova (USA,641), 36 62 62
[R1] (2) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,330) l. Anchisa Chanta (THA,510) 16 26
[R1] Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,451) l. Erika Sema (JPN,505) 46 36

[R1] (LL) Smriti Bhasin (IND,979) l. Punnin Kovapitukted (THA,531), 26 36

[R2] (Q) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,751) l. Erika Sema (JPN,505) 46 36

[R2] (7) Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,394) d. Zongyu Li (CHN,445) 63 63

[QF] (7) Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,394) d. (Q) Lee Gyeong Seo (KOR,ITF-470), 06 61 61

[SF] (7) Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,394) d. (4) Peangtarn Plipuech (THA,347) 61 62

[F] (7) Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,394) l. (6) Mananchaya Sawangkaew (THA,370)  46 06

In doubles pair of Rutuja Bhosale with Erika Sema won the title beating all Indian pair of Vaidehi Chaudhary and Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty in the final.

At M15

[R1] (LL) Dev Javia (IND,1850) l. (Q) Siwanat Auytayakul (THA,ITF-2071) 57 57
[R1] Karan Singh (IND,775) l. (WC) Maximus Jones (THA,1011) 46 26
[R1] Sidharth Rawat (IND,684) l. (1) Shinji Hazawa (JPN,509) 36 16
[R1] S D Prajwal Dev (IND,647) d. (JR) Amir Milushev (UZB,NR) 61 63
[R1] (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,519) d. (Q) Corban Crowther (NZL,1436) 36 76(8) 64

[R2] S D Prajwal Dev (IND,647) d. (8) Sanhui Shin (KOR,565) 63 76(5)

[R2] (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,519) l. (WC) Maximus Jones (THA,1011) 57 46

[QF] S D Prajwal Dev (IND,647) l. Kasidit Samrej (THA,690) 12 retd.

In W25 in Klojsters, Switzerland, Prarthana Thombre reached the final with her partner.

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