Purav and Divij in quarterfinals in Mexico

The Indian fourth seeds battled past Santiaggo Gonzalez of Mexico and Scott Lipsky of the US in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Purav and Divij trumped their opponents 7-6(6), 7-6(5).   -  R Ragu

Fourth seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan battled past Santiaggo Gonzalez of Mexico and Scott Lipsky of the US 7-6(6), 7-6(5) in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $727,995 ATP tennis tournament in Mexico.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Karunuday Singh fought sixth seed Tung-Lin Wu of Chinese Taipei for two hours and 44 minutes, for a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(4) victory in the pre-quarterfinals. It was an impressive recovery by Karunuday as the Taipei lad was serving for the match at 5-4 in the decider.

Former Asian junior champion Pranjala Yadlapalli made the quarterfinals of the ITF women’s event in Thailand by subduing sixth seed Makoto Ninomiya of Japan after losing the first set.

The results:

$727,995 ATP, Los Cabos, Mexico Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Purav Raja & Divij Sharan bt Santiago Gonzalez (Mex) & Scott Lipsky (US) 7-6(6), 7-6(5).

$25,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Cheng-Yu Yu (Tpe) bt Rishab Agarwal 6-4, 6-3; Karunuday Singh bt Tung-Lin Wu (Tpe) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(4).

$25,000 ITF men, Porto, Portugal Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nuno Borges & Francisco Cabral (Por) bt Aryan Goveas & Dhruv Sunish 6-4, 6-0.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt Singles (first round): Filippo Borella (Ita) bt Anshumat Srivastava 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh bt Mohamed Aboulkassem & Omar El-Moslemany (Egy) 6-3, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Essen, Germany Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):  Adrian Oetzbach & Lukas Ruepke (Ger) bt Tejas Chaukulkar & Alex Solanki 6-3, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Targu Jiu, Romania Singles (first round): Ivania Martinich (Chi) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Margarita Lazareva (Rus) & Milana Spremo (Srb) bt Francesca Ciutescu (Rou) & Jennifer Luikham 5-7, 6-2, 10-5.

$15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Makoto Ninomiya (Jpn) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Beatrice Gumulya & Jessy Rompiies (Ina) bt
Zhibek Kulambayeva (Kaz) & Nidhi Chilumula 6-3, 6-1.

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