Indian challenge ends at US ATP Challenger

Updated: 25 April 2009 06:39 IST

Curtain were drawn on the Indian campaign at the $50,000 ATP Challenger event in Tallahassee, with the defeat of Prakash Amritraj and Harsh Mankad.

New Delhi:

Curtain were drawn on the Indian campaign at the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger event in Tallahassee, United States with the defeat of Prakash Amritraj in the singles and Harsh Mankad in the doubles event.

Prakash's brilliant run was halted after he went down fighting in the semi-finals 7-6 (5) 3-6 4-6 to American seventh seed John Isner.

Mankad and his Austrian partner Martin Fischer too squandered a one-set lead to lose their quarterfinal encounter 7-6 (4) 4-6 5-10 to Japanese-Thai combo of Go Soeda and Danai Udomchoke.

Both Prakash and Mankad gained 13 ATP ranking points for their respective efforts. However, Prakash earned USD 1460 while Mankad USD 640 as prize money.

Somdev Devvarman had earlier lost the first rounds of both the singles and doubles competitions.

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