Challenger tournament: Leander, Purav in quarterfinals

Top seeds Leander Paes and Purav Raja bounced back from being down 1-4 to beat Alexander Brown and Ezekiel Clark of the US 6-4, 6-1 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Top seeds Leander Paes and Purav Raja bounced back from being down 1-4 to beat Alexander Brown and Ezekiel Clark of the US 6-4, 6-1 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.   -  FILE PHOTO

 

Top seeds Leander Paes and Purav Raja bounced back from being down 1-4 to beat Alexander Brown and Ezekiel Clark of the US 6-4, 6-1 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in the U.S.

In the $125,000 WTA event in Chinese Taipei, Prarthana Thombare in partnership with Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand was beaten 10-8 in the super tie-break of the doubles quarterfinals by Monique Adamczak and Naomi Broady. The Indo-Thai pair collected 29 WTA points and $750.

In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in Japan, Ankita Raina was beaten in straight sets by Miharu Imanishi of Japan in the pre-quarterfinals.

Results:

$125,000 WTA Taipei Open, Chinese Taipei

Doubles (quarterfinals): Monique Adamczak (Aus) & Naomi Broady (GBR) bt Luksika Kumkhum (Tha) & Prarthana Thombare 6-2, 4-6, 10-8.

$60,000 ITF women, Toyota, Japan

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Miharu Imanishi (Jpn) bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-2.

$75,000 Challenger men, Champaign, US

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Leander Paes & Purav Raja bt Alexander Brown & Ezekiel Clark (US) 6-4, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Maximilian Neuchrist (Aut) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh bt Isa Mammetgulyyev (Tkm) & Anurag Nenwani 6-4, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Thu Dau Mot City, Vietnam

Doubles (quarterfinals): Vasisht Cheruku & Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Alberto Lim (Phi) & Rio Noguchi (Jpn) 6-3, 0-6, 10.8.