Somdev ousted from Bucharest Challenger

September 25th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Bucharest (Romania), Sep 25 (IANS) India’s Somdev Devvarman proved no match for German qualifier Gero Kretschmer as he went down in straight sets in the pre-quarter finals of the IPSOS Bucharest Challenger here Thursday.Somdev, who stunned the seventh seed Dominik Meffert of Germany Wednesday, was given a 6-1, 6-2 pounding by Kretschmer on the red clay courts.

Kretschmer next plays second seed Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, who beat Italian Matteo Marrai 6-2, 6-2, in the quarter-finals.

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