Bordeaux Challenger: Purav Raja, Fabrice Martin bow out in quarters

The Indo-French pair was beaten 6-3, 7-5 by Guillermo Duran and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina.

Representative Image: Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin collected 20 ATP points and EUR 1360.   -  AP

The second seeded Purav Raja, in partnership with Fabrice Martin of France, was beaten 6-3, 7-5 by Guillermo Duran and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina in the doubles quarterfinals of the EUR 106,000 Challenger in Bordeaux on Wednesday.

The Indo-French pair collected 20 ATP points and EUR 1360.

In another Challenger tourney in Germany, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Tristan-Samuel Weissborn of Austria made the doubles quarterfinals.

In the USD 25,000 ITF women’s event in Wuhan, Rutuja Bhosale knocked out third seed Fang Ying Xun of China in straight sets to make the quarterfinals. She will next face Fatma Al Nabhani of Oman. Rutuja, the former Asian junior champion, doubled her joy by beating the top seeds Alison Bai of Australia and Jia-Jing Lu of China, in partnership with Emily Webley-Smith of Britain, in the doubles quarterfinals.

The results
  • EUR 106,000 Challenger men, Bordeaux, France
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Guillermo Duran & Maximo Gonzalez (Arg) bt Fabrice Martinn (Fra) & Purav Raja 6-3, 7-5.

  • EUR 85,000 Challenger men, Heilbronn, Germany
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (Aut) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Dustin Brown (Ger) & Darian King (Bar) 6-3, 6-4.

  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Nedelko (Rus) bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma 7-6 (3), 6-4; Hassan Ndayishimiye (Bdi) bt Kunal Anand 6-2, 6-4; Dhruv Sunish bt Ajeet Rai (Nzl) 7-6 (5), 6-1; Tyler Lu (U.S.) bt S. D. Prajwal Dev 6-2, 7-5; Takanyi Garanganga (Zim) bt V. M. Ranjeet 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Jordi Munoz-Abreu (Ven) & David Perez Sanz (Esp) bt Jayesh Pungliya & Dhruv Sunish 6-4, 6-0; Tommaso Gabriel & Marco Miceli (Ita) bt Giovani Samaha (Lbn) & Kunal Anand 7-5, 6-2; Anton Chekhov (Rus) & Matt Seeberger (U.S.) bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma & V. M. Ranjeet 6-2, 7-6 (3); Tyler Lu (U.S.) & Goran Markovic (Srb) bt Vasisht Cheruku & S. D. Prajwal Dev 6-3, 6-3.

  • USD 25,000 ITF women, Wuhan, China
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Rutuja Bhosale bt Fang Ying Xun (Chn) 6-2, 7-5.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Alison Bai (Aus) & Jia-Jing Lu (Chn) 6-4, 6-4.

  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Tiberias, Slovakia
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Madeleine Kobelt (U.S.) & Riya Bhatia bt Madison Bourguignon & Aimee Tarun (U.S.) 6-2, 6-4.