Jeevan and Purav to meet Leander Paes and Marcus Daniell in semifinals
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja made the doubles semifinals with a 6-4, 2-6, 10-4 victory over Sander Arends and David Pel of the Netherlands in the €137,560 Challenger tennis tournament in Ilkely, England, on Thursday.
In the semifinals, the Indian pair will take on second seeds, Leander Paes in partnership with Marcus Daniell of New Zealand, who won 10-7 in the super tie-break against the Aussies, Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith.
In the ITF women’s event in Portugal, Rutuja Bhosale lost the singles second round, and gave a walkover in doubles owing to a should injury.
€ 137,560 Challenger, Ilkley, England
Doubles (quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Sander Arends & David Pel (NED) 6-4, 2-6, [10-4]; Marcus Daniell (NZL) & Leander Paes bt Matt Reid & John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 10-7.
$54,160 Challenger, Fergana, Uzbekistan
Doubles (quarterfinals): Nikola Cacic (SRB) & Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) bt Arjun Kadhe & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 7-5, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Harare, Zimbabwe
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): SD Prajwal Dev bt Joshua Howard-Tripp (RSA) 6-3, 3-0 (retired).
$25,000 ITF women, Jakarta, Indonesia
Doubles (quarterfinals): Beatrice Gumulya & Jessy Rompies (INA) bt YeXin Ma (CHN) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-2, 6-0.
$25,000 ITF women, Figueira Da Foz, Portugal
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Mai Hontama (JPN) bt Rutuja Bhosale 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Karolina Berankova (CZE) & Oona Orpana (FIN) w.o. Alison Bai (AUS) & Rutuja Bhosale.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)