Top seeds Leander Paes and Purav Raja powered into the doubles semifinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Nathaniel Lammons and Alex Lawson of the US.
Paes and Raja will aim to make it to the final, as they continue their fine run after clinching the
Knoxville Challenger trophy last week .
In the ITF men’s Futrues in Vietnam, Sasi Kumar Mukund made the singles semifinals, but lost the doubles semifinals in partnership with Vasisht Cheruku.
Leander, Purav in quarterfinals
$75,000 Challenger men, Champaign, US
Doubles (quarterfinals): Leander Paes & Purav Raja bt Nathaniel Lammons & Alex Lawson (US) 6-3, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait
Doubles (semifinals): Robert Galloway (US) & Benjamin Lock (Zwe) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh 6-3, 0-6, 10-6.
$15,000 ITF men, Thu Dau Mot City, Vietnam
Singles (quarterfinals): Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Jakub Paul (Che) 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (semifinals): Miliaan Niesten (Nld) & Francesco Vilardo (Ita)
bt Vasisht Cheruku & Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-0, 6-2.