Bhambri-Sharan in final of Tashkent Challenger

Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Enrique Lopez-Perez of Spain 3-6, 7-5, 10-6 in the doubles semifinals in Uzbekistan.

Yuki Bhambri (in pic) and Divij Sharan won a thrilling three-set tie.   -  AFP

Asian Games doubles bronze medallists Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Enrique Lopez-Perez of Spain 3-6, 7-5, 10-6 in the doubles semifinals of the Challenger tennis tournament in Uzbekistan on Thursday.

In the final, the Indian pair will play the second seeds Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Nigeria, the Sood twins, Chandril and Lakshit moved into the doubles semifinals.

In the ITF women’s event in France, Karman Kaur Thandi was beaten 7-5, 6-2 by Julie Gervais of France in the pre-quarterfinals.

In the ITF women’s event in Colombo, Zeel Desai set up a second round against four-time national champion Prerna Bhambri. Rutuja Bhosale and Nidhi Chilumula were the other Indians to make the second round, while a few others like Rishika Sunkara, Jennifer Luikham and second seed Pranjala Yadlapalli were yet to play their first round.

RESULTS

Challenger men, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Doubles (semifinals): Yuki Bhambri & Divij Sharan beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez & Enrique Lopez-Perez (Esp) 3-6, 7-5, 10-6.

Challenger men, Fairfield, US

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Brydan Klein & Joe Salisbury (GBR) beat Hans Hack Verdugo (Mex) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 7-5.

ITF men, Lagos, Nigeria

Doubles (quarterfinals): Ivan Sabanov & Matej Sabanov (Cro) beat Aryan Goveas & Jayesh Pungliya 6-2, 7-6(4); Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood beat Ikechukwu Iloputa & Christian Paul (Ngr) 6-3, 6-4.

Pre-quarterfinals: Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood beat Sherif Sabry (Egy) & Kento Tagashira (Jpn) 7-6(2), 6-4.


ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Doubles (semifinals): Yuichi Ito (Jpn) & Nam Hoang Ly (Vie) beat Vijay Sundar Prashanth & Karunuday Singh 6-2, 6-0.

ITF women, Cherboug-en-Cotentin, France

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Julie Gervais (Fra) beat Karman Kaur Thandi 7-5, 6-2.


ITF women, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Singles (first round): Rutuja Bhosale beat Csilla Argyelan (Hun) 5-0 (retired); Nidhi Chilumula beat Natasha Palha 6-2, 6-3; Tamara Curovic (Srb) beat Ramya Natarajan 4-2 (retired); Zeel Desai beat Sasha Alexander (Aus) 6-1, 6-3; Prerna Bhambri btJosephine Boualem (Fra) 6-3, 6-3.

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