Rishab wins a marathon

Banthia beats Digvijay Pratap

Published - May 29, 2019 09:45 pm IST - Nonthaburi (Thailand)

Rishab Agarwal battled his way past seventh seed Pol Wattanakul of Thailand 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-6(4) in the first round of the $25,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament here on Wednesday. He was 2-4 down in the second set before turning the match around.

In Singapore, Siddhant Banthia beat Digvijay Pratap Singh after losing the first set in the tie-break, and was joined by Manish Sureshkumar and Atharva Sharma in the pre-quarterfinals.

The results:

$25,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand: Singles (first round): Yu Hsiou Hsu (Tpe) bt Karunuday Singh 6-2, 6-4; Rishab Agarwal bt Pol Wattanakul (Tha) 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-6(4); Shuichi Sekiguchi (Jpn) bt Adil Kalyanpur 7-6(4), 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anton Chekhov (Rus) & Khumoyun Sultanov (Uzb) bt Congsup Congcar (Tha) & Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 7-6(9).

$15,000 ITF men, Singapore: Singles (first round): Siddhant Banthia bt Digvijay Pratap Singh 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1; Atharva Sharma bt Rafael E. Grovas (Pur) 6-3, 7-5; Takuto Niki (Jpn) bt Jatin Dahiya 6-1, 6-4; Kelsey Stevenson (Can) bt Apuroop Patlolla Reddy 6-1, 6-0; Manish Sureshkumar bt Shaheed Alam (Sgp) 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sahej Maker (GBR) & Jesse Ross (US) bt Benard Bruno Nkomba (Aus) & Jatin Dahiya 6-3, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand: Singles (first round): Peangtarn Plipuech (Tha) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-1, 7-5.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nudnida Luangnam (Tha) & Riya Bhatia bt Jajpet Anontaweesil & Parisa Rachdanone (Tha) 6-0, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Eugenia Ganga (Arg) & Raphaelle Lacasse (Can) bt Carmen Garri Murcia (Esp) & Prathyussha Rachapudi 6-1, 6-3.

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