Somdev shocked at AirAsia Open tennis

Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Unseeded Italian Alessandro Bega ousted top seed Somdev DevVarman of India in straight sets to coast into the quarter finals of the AirAsia Open, $50,000 Challenger tennis tournament here on Thursday.

World No.331 Bega gave a stiff fight to world No.181 Somdev before getting the better of the Indian 7-6(7), 7-5 in a tight contest.

In another match, determination and a little luck saw Indian Sanam Singh making it to the last eight with a thrilling 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (6) victory over Egor Gerasimov of Belarus.

Second seed James Ward took his appointed place in the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 verdict over Ilya Ivashka of Belarus and American Daniel Nguyen ousted seventh seed Russian Alexander Kudryavtsev in two tie-break sets, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3).

The second seeded pair of Saketh Myneni and Sanam made short work of the Sood Brothers, Chandril and Lakshit to move into the semi-finals of the doubles competition with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Results:
Singles: Pre-quarter finals: Sanam Singh (Ind) bt Egor Gerasimov (Blr) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (6); (2) James Ward (GBR) bt Ilya Ivashka (Blr) 6-3, 6-4; Alessandro Bega (Ita) bt (4) Somdev DevVarman (Ind) 7-6(7), 7-5; Daniel Nguyen (USA) bt (7) Alexander Kudryavtsev (Rus) 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3).

Doubles: Quarter finals: (2) Saketh Myneni (Ind) / Sanam Singh (Ind) bt (WC) Chandril Sood (Ind) / Lakshit Sood (Ind) 6-2, 6-4; (4) Geraard Granollers (ESP) / Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) bt Allesandro Bega (Ita) / Daniel Nguyen (US) 6-4, 6-4.

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