Qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the €44,820 Challenger tennis tournament in France on Tuesday.
In another Challenger, sixth seed Sumit Nagal beat Nicolas Alvarez of Peru 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
€ 44,820 Challenger, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina Singles (first round): Sumit Nagal bt Nicolas Alvarez (Per) 6-1, 6-2.
€44,820 Challenger, Cassis, France Singles (first round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Ernests Gulbis (Lat) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Arthur Cazaux (Fra) 6-4, 6-2; First round: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Petros Tsitsipas (Gre) 6-4, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Louis Tessa (Fra) & Rishab Agarwal bt Krittin Koaykul (Tha) & Atharva Sharma 6-3, 6-3; Marlon Vankan (Ger) & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Vladislav Ivanov (Rus) & Maxime Uzhylovskyi (Ukr) 5-7, 6-4, [12-10].