ATP Challenger: Purav Raja in doubles final

Purav Raja and Rameez Junaid of Australia made the men's doubles final with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Pedro Cachin and Marco Trungelliti of Argentina.

Purav Raja and Rameez Raja recently won the Istanbul Challenger tournament.

Purav Raja and Rameez Junaid of Australia made the men's doubles final with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Pedro Cachin and Marco  Trungelliti of Argentina in the Challenger tennis tournament in Italy on Friday.

In the ATP Tour event in St. Petersburg, Leander Paes and doubles partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela of Mexico was beaten by the Italians Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini.

In the ITF women’s event in China, Sowjanya Bavisetti got beaten in the singles semifinals but won the doubles title in partnership with Wang Dan Ni of China.

It was the eighth career doubles title for the 24-year-old Sowjanya who has won three singles titles as well in the professional circuit.

In Tunisia, Bhuvana Kalva had to retire in the second set of the quarterfinals against the top seed, owing to a painful foot injury.
 

She gave a walkover in the doubles.

The results:

$1,241,850 ATP, St. Petersburg, Russia
Doubles (quarterfinals): Matteo Berrettini & Fabio Fognini (Ita) bt
Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Mex) & Leander Paes 7-6(4), 6-3.

€ 43,000 Challenger men, Biella, Italy
Doubles (semifinals): Rameez Junaid (Aus) & Purav Raja bt Pedro Cachin
& Marco Trungelliti (Arg) 7-5, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Doubles (semifinals): Alexander Ovcharov (Rus) & Jayesh Pungliya bt
Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi & PC Vignesh 6-0, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Anning, China
Singles (semifinals): Yang Ziyi (Chn) bt Sowjanya Bavisettii 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (final): Wang Dan Ni (Chn) & Sowjanya Bavisetti bt I-Hsuan Cho
& Yi Tsen Cho (Tpe) 7-6(4), 7-5.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
Singles (quarterfinals): Madison Westby (US) bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-1, 2-0
(retired).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Nadia Echeverria Alam (Ven) & Anna Popescu
(GBR) w.o. Helena Jansen Figueras (GBR) & Bhuvana Kalva.

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