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Challenger tennis | Mixed luck for Ramkumar Ramanathan

In the Challenger in Playford, Australia, Sasi Kumar Mukund lost 7-6(4), 6-3 to Harri Heliovaara of Finland.

Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-3, 7-6(6) by Tung-Lin Wu of Chinese Taipei in the second round of the $135,400 Challenger tennis tournament here.

Ramkumar, however, made the doubles quarterfinals with Mikhail Elgin of Russia.

In the Challenger in Playford, Australia, Sasi Kumar Mukund lost 7-6(4), 6-3 to Harri Heliovaara of Finland.

In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in China, Ankita Raina went down 6-2, 6-4 to Ziyue Sun of China in the first round.

The results:

$135,400 Challenger, Shenzhen: Second round: Tung-Lin Wu (Tpe) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 7-6(6). Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Toshihide Matsui (Jpn) & Vishnu Vardhan w/o Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) & Malek Jaziri (Tun); Mikhail Elgin (Rus) & Ramkumar bt Goncalo Oliveira (Por) & Sun Fajing (Chn) 6-3, 6-3.

$54,160 Challenger, Playford, Australia: Second round: Harri Heliovaara (Fin) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 7-6(4), 6-3.

$60,000 ITF women, Liuzhou, China: First round: Ziyue Sun (Chn) bt Ankita Raina 6-2, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Doubles (quarterfinals): Courtney John Lock (Zim) & Aryan Goveas w/o Lukas Helllum Lilleengen (Nor) & Boris Pokotilov (Rus).

$15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait: First round: Peter Goldsteiner (Aut) bt Adil Kalyanpur 6-1, 6-0; Antoine Bellier (Sui) bt Kunal Anand 6-4, 6-1. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kai Wehnelt (Ger) & Adil Kalyanpur bt Hassan Al Moussa & Abdulrahman Alawadhi (Kuw) 6-3, 7-5.

$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicolas Alberto Arreche (Arg) & Peter Nagy (Hn) bt Bruno Britez (Par) & Koonwar Gupta 6-1, 7-5.

$15,000 ITF women, Cancun, Mexico: First round: Ramya Natarajan bt Tricia Mar (US) 6-2, 7-5.

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