Prakash in pre-quarter-finals of Calabasas Challenger

October 14th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Calabasas, (California), Oct 14 (IANS) India’s Prakash Amritraj outplayed Australian Robert Smeets to move into the pre-quarter-finals of the $50,000 Mercedes Benz tennis Challenger tournament.Prakash, ranked 227, beat 172-ranked Smeets 6-4,6-3 on the hard courts here Monday.

Prakash next plays Peru’s Ivan Miranda who shocked fifth-seeded American Kevin Kim, winning 7-5,7-6(2).

Another Indian Somdev Devvarman, who is also listed in main draw, will take on American Alex Bogomolov jr. in his opening match.

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