Jeevan wins doubles title with Marcelo Arevalo

The champion team collected 125 ATP points and $9,300. The runners-up had to be content with 75 points and $5,400.

Photo of Doubles champion Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan with his partner Marcelo Arevalo (left), runners-up Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela and Leander Paes, in the Challenger in Mexico.   -  Special Arrangement

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in partnership with Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador beat the top seeds, Leander Paes in partnership with Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela of Mexico, 6-1, 6-4 in the doubles final of the $150,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Mexico.

The champion team collected 125 ATP points and $9,300. The runners-up had to be content with 75 points and $5,400.

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It was the fourth Challenger title of the season and eighth of his career for the 29-year-old Jeevan, who had won the ATP title with Rohan Bopanna in Chennai last year.

In the ATP Masters in Shanghai, Wimbledon quarterfinalists, Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak of New Zealand beat wild card entrants Mao-Xin Gong and Ze Zhang to set up a second round against third seeds Marcelo Melo of Brazil and Lukasz Kubot of Poland.

In the $750,000 WTA event in Tianjin, Prarthana Thombare in partnership with Jacqueline Cako of the US beat Chinese wild cards Guo Hanyu and Zhu LIn 7-5, 6-3 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.
 

The results:

$9,219,970 ATP, Shanghai, China


Doubles (first round): Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan bt Mao-Xin Gong & Ze Zhang (Chn) 6-3, 6-4.

$150,000 Challenger men, Monterrey, Mexico


Doubles (finals): Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Mex) & Leander Paes 6-1, 6-4.

$750,000 WTA, Tianjin, China


Doubles (first round): Jacqueline Cako (US) & Prarthana Thombare bt Guo Hanyu & Zhu LIn (Chn) 7-5, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF men, Lagos, Nigheria


Singles (first round): Niki Poonacha bt Sylvester Emmanuel (Nor) 6-1, 6-4; Shahbaaz Khan bt Courtney John Look (Zim) 7-6(6), 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Niki Poonacha & Shahbaaz Khan bt Paul Emmanuel & Emmanuel Idoko (Ngr) 6-3, 7-5; Skander Mansouri (Tun) & Arthur Rinderknech (Fra) bt Tyler Lu (US) & Aryan Goveas 6-3, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand


Singles (first round): Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Pruchya Isaro (Tha) 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Thanapat Chanta & Vorachon Rakpuangchon (Tha) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha & Manish Sureshkumar 7-5, 7-5; Ajeet Rai (Nzl) & Karunuday Singh bt Adrian Andrezejczuk & Michal Dembek (Pol)  6-4, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Lagos, Nigeria


Singles (first round): Riya Bhatia bt Claudia Copoola (Ita) 6-2, 7-6(4).