Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saketh Myneni in Challenger final in Turkey - The School Of Power Tennis

Eighth seed Saketh Myneni pulled off two impressive wins over quality opponents to make the final of the €42,500 men’s Challenger tennis tournament in Turkey on Saturday.
The 27-year-old Saketh who had won his maiden Challenger singles title in Indore last year, first knocked out third seed Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 7-6(5), 6-4 in the quarterfinals that was interrupted by rain.
Donskoy had beaten Saketh in straight sets in the first round of the Kolkata Challenger last year, in their only earlier meeting in the professional circuit.
Thereafter, the 198th ranked Saketh beat Denys Molchanov of Ukraine, who had been ranked a career-best 169, in the third set tie-break in the semifinals. The 28-year-old Molchanov had also beaten Saketh in straight sets in a Challenger last year in Fergana, in their only previous meeting.
‘’It has been a great week so far. Competing with quality players has been a positive sign for me this year. I hope to finish strong’’, said Saketh, happy with the fine run that has already assured him of 55 ATP points in singles.
In the final, Saketh will challenge the sixth seed Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan.
In the doubles semifinals, however, second seeds Saketh and Divij Sharan saved a matchpoint before being beaten 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 by Alexandr Igoshin of Russia and Yaraslav Shyla of Belarus. The Indian pair had won the doubles title last week in Izmir.
In the $10,000 ITF women’s tournament in Jakarta, Dhruthi Venugopal in partnership with Haine Ogata of Japan was beaten in the doubles final by Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies of Indonesia.
The results:
€42,500 Challenger men, Agri, Turkey
Singles (semifinals): Saketh Myneni bt Denys Molchanov (Ukr) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(1); Quarterfinals: Saketh Myneni bt Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) 7-6(5), 6-4.
Doubles (semifinals): Alexandr Igoshin (Rus) & Yaraslav Shyla (Blr) bt Saketh Myneni & Divij Sharan 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.
$10,000 ITF women, Jakarta, Indonesia
Doubles (final): Beatrice Gumulya & Jessy Rompies (Ina) bt Haine Ogata (Jpn) & Dhruthi Venugopal 6-4, 7-6(4).

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