China Challenger: Prashanth, Vardhan enter doubles semis

Fourth seeds Vijay Sundar Prashanth and Vishnu Vardhan defeat Canadians Filip Peliwo and Brayden Schnur 6-3, 6-4.

New combination: Vishnu Vardhan is partnering Vijay Sundar Prashanth (in picture) for the ATP Challenger in Shanghai as his regular partner Sriram Balaji is on Davis Cup duty in Serbia.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Fourth seeds Vijay Sundar Prashanth and Vishnu Vardhan sailed into the doubles semifinals with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Canadians Filip Peliwo and Brayden Schnur in the USD 75,000 Challenger in China, on Wednesday.

In the Challenger in Istanbul, Purav Raja, seeded No.1 in partnership with Rameez Junaid of Australia, made the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

The results
  • USD 75,000 Challenger men, Shanghai, China
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Vijay Sundar Prashanth & Vishnu Vardhan bt Filip Peliwo & Brayden Schnur (Can) 6-3, 6-4.
  • USD 75,000 Challenger men, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rameez Junaid (Aus) & Purav Raja bt Aleksandre Metreveli (Geo) & Lucas Miedler (Aut) 6-2, 6-3.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
  • Singles (first round): Jordan Correia (Bra) bt Jayesh Pungliya 6-1, 6-2; Francesco Cano (Ita) bt Aryan Goveas 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Jeff Guerrero (Mex) 6-3, 6-4.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Doubles (pr-quarterfinals): Andrina Peer & Joanne Zuger (Sui) bt Likhitha Kalava & Sathwika Sama 7-5, 6-1; Paula Arias Manjon & Andrea Lazaro Garcia (Esp) bt Bhuvana Kalva & Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 7-6 (4), 7-5.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
  • Singles (first round): Julyette Maria Josephine Steur (Ger) bt Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-2, 6-2.