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Pune Challenger, Day 2 Round-up: Sumit Nagal & Ramkumar Ramanathan through in straight sets

Pune Challenger, Day 2 Round-up: Sumit Nagal & Ramkumar Ramanathan through in straight sets

With seven Indians in action, only four made it through to the next round on Day 2 of the Challenger 100 event.

After Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha and Sasi Kumar Mukund’s success yesterday, Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan have gotten off to a great start at the Pune Challenger as well. Apart from singles, five Indians were also in action in doubles at the Challenger 100 event.

Top seed Sumit Nagal beat Taiwan’s Yu Hsiou Hsu and set up a meeting with compatriot Poonacha in the Round of 16. Meanwhile, Ramanathan beat Bangalore Open winner Stefano Napolitano in two tough tiebreakers to set up a meeting with Russian qualifier Alexey Zakharov.

Meanwhile, in doubles, fourth seed N Sriram Balaji and Andre Begemann lost in three sets, and unranked Indian duo Siddhant Banthia and Parikshit Somani beat Goncalo Oliveira and Luca Margaroli.

Pune Challenger, Day 2 Round-up: Scores

[1] Sumit Nagal beat Yu Hsiou Hsu (7-6, 6-4)

Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Stefano Napolitano (7-6, 7-6)

Siddhant Banthia and Parikshit Somani beat Goncalo Oliveira and Luca Margaroli (5-7, 7-6, 10-5)

[4] N Sriram Balaji and Andre Begemann lose to Kaito Uesugi and Toshihide Matsui (6-4, 6-7, 5-10)

Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta and Karan Singh lose to Adam Walton and Tristan Schoolkate (6-3, 3-6, 4-10)

[2] Duje Ajduković beat Sebastian Fanselow (5-7, 7-6, 6-3)

Felix Gill beat Chak Lam Coleman Wong (7-6, 4-6, 6-3)

[7] Dane Sweeny beat Maxime Janvier (4-6, 6-1, 7-6)

Enzo Couacaud beat Bernard Tomić (6-4, 6-2)

Maks Kasnikowski beat Hong Seong-chan (6-4, 6-2)

[3] Adam Walton beat Raphael Collignon (7-6, 6-2)

Alexey Zakharov beat [6] Oliver Crawford (7-6, 6-3)

[4] Valentin Vacherot beat Vasek Pospisil (6-3 7-5)

Tristan Boyer beat Oriol Roca Batalla (6-2, 4-6, 6-2)

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