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Prajnesh downs Holt

Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Brandon Holt of the United States 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the $100,000 Challenger tennis tournament.

However, top seed Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Harri Helliovaara of Finland in the first round of the $150,000 Challenger tennis tournament in China.

Other results:

$150,000 Challenger, Jinan, China: First round: Harri Heliovaara (Fin) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 6-4; Lee Duckhee (Kor) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Zhe Li & Di Wu (Chn) bt Toshihide Matsui (Jpn) & Arjun Kadhe 3-6, 7-5, [11-9].

€127,000 Challenger, Pullach, Germany: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sander Gille & Jora Vliegen (Bell) bt Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan 7-5, 6-4.

$100,000 Challenger, Aptos, USA: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Hunter Johnson & Yates Johnson (USA) 6-2, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia: First round: Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Gabriel Petit (Fra) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Mohit Mayur bt Quentin Robert (REU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3; David Agung Susanto (Ina) bt Kunal Anand 6-4, 6-0; Aryan Goveas bt Lance-Pierre Du Toit (RSA) 6-2, 7-5; Matthew Romios (Aus) bt Jayesh Pungliya 6-3, 6-1; Karunuday Singh bt Jusstin Barki (Ina) 6-3, 7-6(5); Niki Poonacha bt Connor Farren (US) 2-6, 7-6(12), 6-3. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Hady Habib & Giovani Samaha (Lbn) bt Lance-Pierre Du Toit (RSA) & Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-4, 6-4.

$60,000 ITF women, Jinan, China: First round: Ankita Raina bt Jia-Qi Kang (Chn) 7-6(8), 7-5.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anastasia Gasanova (Rus) & Ankita Raina bt Hanyu Guo & Ying Zhang (Chn) 6-4, 7-6(6).

$25,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand: First round: Karman Kaur Thandi bt Yuuki Tanaka (Jpn) 6-3, 6-2; Zhang Ling (Hkg) bt Mihika Yadav 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-4.

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