Manish Sureshkumar eased past Russia’s Shalva Dzhanashiya to enter the final of ITF F6 Futures in Thailand. The second seed defeated Dzhanashiya, seeded fourth, 6-3, 6-2 to set up the title clash with New Zealand’s Ajeet Rai.
Ajeet beat Slovenia’s Matic Spec 6-3, 6-3 to qualify for the final. He, however, lost the doubles final with Indian partner Karunuday Singh.
Karunuday and Ajeet went down to Francis Casey Alcantara of Philippines and Sonchat Ratiwatana of Thailand in a thrilling final. The top seeds won 6-1, 1-6, [10-6]. Karunuday and Ajeet had defeated the third seeded Japanese pair Soichiro Moritani and Jumpei Yamasaki 4-6, 6-3, [10-6] to reach the final.
In the ITF F5 Futures in Nigeria, Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha and Aryan Goveas lost their quarter-final games in straight sets. Among the women, Pranjala Yadlapalli and Riya Bhatia qualified for the semi-finals in the ITF Futures in Nigeria with straight-set victories.
Meanwhile, India’s Prarthana Thombare and Jazcqueline Cako of USA lost to Veronika Kudermetova and Natela Dzalamidze 4-6, 4-6 in the quarter-finals of Tianjin Open.
|Tianjin Open||* Prarthana Thombare and Jazcqueline Cako (USA) lost to Veronika Kudermetova and Natela Dzalamidze 4-6, 4-6 in the quarter-finals.|
ITF Futures, Nigeria (USD 25K)
| * Pranjala Yadlapalli  beat Deniz Khazaniuk (Israel)  6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-finals.|
* Riya Bhatia beat Nastja Kolar  (Slovenia) 6-2, 6-3 in the quarter-finals.
ITF F5 Futures, Nigeria (USD 25K)
| * Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha  lost to Tom Jomby (France)  5-7, 2-6 in the quarter-finals.|
* Aryan Goveas  lost to Arthur Rinderknech  5-7, 5-7 in the quarter-finals.
* Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha and Shahbaaz Khan lost to Tom Jomby (France) and Alexis Klegou (Benin)  1-6, 2-6 in the semi-finals.
ITF F6 Futures, Thailand (USD 15K)
| * Manish Sureshkumar  beat Shalva Dzhanashiya (Russia)  6-3, 6-2 in the semi-finals.|
* Karunuday Singh and Ajeet Rai (New Zealand) lost to Francis Casey Alcantara (Philippines) and Sonchat Ratiwatana (Thailand)  1-6, 6-1, [6-10] in the final.