TENNIS – Ramkumar falls in Atlanta
Ramkumar Ramanathan in partnership with Hans Hack Verdugo was beaten
6-3, 6-3 by the third seeds Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock in the doubles
pre-quarterfianls of the $792,980 ATP tennis tournament in Atlanta.
The results: $792,980 ATP, Atlanta, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rajeev Ram & Jack Sock (US) bt Hans Hack Verdugo (Can) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 6-3.
€67,960 Challenger, El Espinar, Spain Qualifying singles (first round): Kenny De Schepper (Fra) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3.
$25,000 ITF women, Nottingham, Britain Singles (first round): Haruka Kaji (Jpn) bt Rutuja Bhosale 6-4, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia Singles (first round): Chihiro Takayama (Jpn) bt Tanisha Kashyap 7-6(6), 6-2; Jennifer Luikham bt Beatrice Stagno (Ita) 6-0, 6-3; Feryel Ben Hassen (Tun) bt Akanksha Nitture 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina) & Sijia Wei
(Chn) bt Ilaria Sposetti (Ita) & Akanksha Nitture 6-0, 6-0.
$25,000 ITF men, Tbilisi, Georgia Singles (first round): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Lior Goldenberg (Isr) 6-1, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Singles (first round): Ryota Tanuma (Jpn) bt Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 6-4, 6-4; Tsung-Hao Huang (Tpe) bt Madhwin Kamath 6-2, 6-1; Takuya Kumasaka (Jpn) bt Vishnu Vardhan 6-3, 7-6(5).
$15,000 ITF men, Colombo, Sri Lanka Singles (first round): Manish Sureshkumar bt Simone Agostini (Ita) 5-7, 6-0, 6-3; Rishi Reddy bt Paras Dahiya 6-2, 6-4; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Ashen Silva (Sri) 6-3, 6-3; Chathurya Nilaweera (Sri) bt Parikshit Somani 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4; Digvijay Pratap Singh bt Preston Brown (US) 6-4, 6-1; Siddharth Vishwakarma bt Siddhant Banthia 7-5, 7-6(5); Fardeep Quamar bt Jagmeet Singh 6-4, 6-2; Eric Vanshelboim (Ukr) bt Lakshit Sood 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Gourav Gulia & Chandril Sood bt Mohit
Bhardwaj & Shahbaaz Khan 6-4, 7-5; SD Prajwal Dev & Rishi Reddy bt
Lohithaksha Bathrinath & Tushar Madan 6-4, 4-6, [10-7]; Nitin Kumar
Sinha & Siddharth Vishwakarma bt Ashen Silva & Guyanga Weerasekera
(Sri) 6-3, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Castelo Branco, Portugal Singles (first round): Rishab Agarwal bt Goncalo Falcao (Por) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Scott Duncan & Ben Jones (GBR) bt Miguel
Garcia (Esp) & Rishab Agarwal 6-1, 6-2.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
AITA ranking results
Siddharth Arya pipped Rhythm Malhotra 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7) for a berth in the men’s quarterfinals of the Rs.5,00,000 AITA ranking tennis tournament at the Singha Sports Academy on Tuesday.
In the quarterfinals, Arya will challenge top seed VM Ranjeet. In the women’s section, Shimreen Ahamed beat top seed Yubarani Banerjee 1-6, 6-4, 6-2. She will meet sixth seed Ishwari Matere in the quarterfinals.
Men (pre-quarterfinals): VM Ranjeet bt Dhananjay Singh 6-1, 6-3;
Siddharth Arya bt Rhythm Malhotra 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7); Sunil Malik bt
Neeraj Yashpaul 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Aryan Shah bt Sheikh Iftikhar 6-2, 6-3;
Sarthak Suden bt Sourabh Sehrawat 6-2, 6-0; G Manish bt Shubham
Malhotra 6-1, 6-1; Udit Kamboj bt Ricky Chaudhary 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Dhruv
Hirpara bt Siddharth Basaiti 1-0 (retired).
Women (pre-quarterfinals): Shimreen Ahamed bt Yubarani Banerjee 1-6,
6-4, 6-2; Ishwari Matere bt Gayatri Menon 6-3, 6-4; Vaishnavi Adkar bt
Jagmeet Kaur 6-0, 6-0; Hitakamya Singh Narwal bt Paavani Paathak 7-5,
7-5; Radhika Yadav bt Harleen Kaur Dhanda 7-5, 4-6, 6-2.
First round: Ishwari bt Riya Uboveja 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; Himaanshika Singh
bt Vidhi Jani 6-3, 6-2; Sachi Sharma bt Lakshmi Sarvani 7-6(3), 7-5;
Prathiba Prasad Narayan bt Ritu Rai 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; Paavani bt Mehar
Kohli 6-0, 6-2; Hitakamya bt Kashish Bhatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Radhika bt
Sahira Singh 6-1, 6-3; Pooja Ingale bt M Anjani 2-6, 6-0, 6-1; Anjali
Rathi bt Ritu Ohlyan 6-0, 6-4.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Shooting – ISSF coaching courses
The ISSF National coaches course for the Indian shooting fraternity
began at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, with a batch of 48 pistol and
rifle coaches on Tuesday.
The ISSF has deputed instructors, Ahmed Sief El Din Daoud of Egypt for
pistol and Natalya Zhukova of Russia for rifle, to conduct the course.
Olympian Deepak Kumar, experienced coaches Samaresh Jung, Manoj Kumar
and Satguru Das were taking the certificate course to sharpen their
knowledge with the latest techniques and methods.
‘’It is a high profile course for preparing our coaching faculty. It
is a major step by NRAI to provide the course free of cost, thanks to
the support by Olympic Gold Quest’’, said the secretary general of
NRAI, Sultan Singh.
The Director of Coaches Development Program in the country, Pawan
Singh, was thrilled about starting the course in the country and
expressed gratitude to the international federation for the
‘’This will ensure standardised top quality coaching at the grass root
level. Once the athletes trained by these coaches reach the national
squad, they will have to be merely fine-tuned to deliver best
results’’, said Pawan Singh.
‘’I am very impressed with the batch of coaches as they are very
interested and focused’’, said Natalya Zhukova.
‘’It is a very good opportunity for local coaches to develop their
level of education and coaching’’, said Ahmed Sief El Din Daoud.
– Kamesh Srinivasan