Divij in European Open quarters

In the quarterfinals, Divij and his partner Scott Lipsky will challenge the third seeds Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Rajeev Ram of the US.

India's Divij Sharan (right), in partnership with Scott Lipsky of the US beat wildcards Steve Darcis and Arthur De Greef of Belgium 7-5, 4-6, 10-8.   -  AFP

Divij Sharan in partnership with Scott Lipsky of the US made the doubles quarterfinals with a 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 victory over wild cards Steve Darcis and Arthur De Greef of Belgium in the € 660,375 European ATP tennis tournament in Belgium on Wednesday.

In the quarterfinals, the Indo-American pair will challenge the third seeds Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Rajeev Ram of the US.

In the $125,000 Challenger in China, Sumit Nagal made the doubles quarterfinals with Riccardo Gheddin of Italy.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Karunuday Singh made the quarterfinals. Ankita Raina had an early exit in both singles and doubles in the $60,000 ITF women’s event in China.

 

Results

€ 660,375 European Open, Antwerp, Belgium: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Scott Lipsky (US) & Divij Sharan bt Steve Darcis & Arthur De greef (Bel) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8.

$125,000 Challenger men, Ningbo, China: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Riccardo Ghedin (Ita) & Sumit Nagal bt Taro Daniel & Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) 6-2, 6-7(3), 10-5; Sadio Doumbia & Calvin Hemery (Fra) bt Toshihide Matsui (Jpn) & Vishnu Vardhan 6-2, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Kuching, Malaysia: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Alessandro Bega (Ita) bt Arjun Kadhe 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Suraj Prabodh bt Ken Ornishi (Jpn) 6-3, 6-4. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kelsey Stevenson (Can) & Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Nutthanon Kadchapanan & Palaphoom Kovapitukted (Tha) 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Pattaya, Thailand: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Karunuday Singh bt Yu Hsiou Hsu (Tpe) 6-4, 6-3. 

$60,000 ITF women, Suzhou, China: Singles (first round): Hanyu Guo (Chn) bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-0. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Xinyu Jiang & Jia-Qi Kang (Chn) bt Dalila
Jakupovic (Slo) & Ankita Raina 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jennifer Luikham bt Sebastiani Leon (Mex) 6-4, 6-2; YeXin Ma (Chn) bt Rishika Sunkara 6-4, 6-0; Aldila Sutjiadi (Ina) bt Rutuja Bhosale 6-3, 6-2; Zeel Desai bt Sai Samhitha 6-0, 6-1; Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Alice Gillan (GBR) 7-6(4), 6-0.
First round: Jennifer Luikham bt Adithya Karunaratne (Sri) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2; Sebastiani Leon (Mex) bt Natasha Palha 7-6(2), 6-2; YeXin Ma (Chn) bt Riya Bhatia 6-0, 2-6, 6-1; Rishika Sunkara bt Csilla Fodor (Hun) 6-0, 6-2; Aldila Sutjiadi (Ina) bt Nidhi Chilumula 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(8); Rutuja Bhosale bt Tamara Barad Itzhaki (Isr) 6-2, 6-0; Louise Lampla (Fra) bt Avani Reddy 6-0, 6-0; Josephine Boualem (Fra) bt Prerna Bhambri 6-0, 7-6(5); Zeel Desai bt Qianxin Kong (Chn) 6-0, 6-1; Sai Samhitha bt Sasha Alexander (Aus) 6-1, 7-5; Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Yuqi Sheng (Chn) 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles (semifinals): Natasha Palha & Rishika Sunkara w.o. Prerna Bhambri & Nidhi Chilumula; Quarterfinals: Gozal Ainitdinoa (Kaz) & Tamara Curovic (Srb) bt Aldila Sutjiadi (Ina) & Sai Samhitha 6-3, 6-3; Rutuja Bhosale & Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Gabriela Aura Zarnoveanu (Rou) & Priyanka Rodricks 6-0, 6-0; Prerna Bhambri & Nidhi Chilumula bt Jiahuan He & Dan Ni Wang (Chn) 6-3, 6-3; Natasha Palha & Rishika Sunkara bt Pei-Ju Chien (Tpe) & Saumya Vig 6-3, 6-4. 

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Singles (first round): Kanika Vaidya bt Caroline Ilowska (Aut) 6-4, 6-2. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Camilla Abbate (Ita) & Nadia Echeverria Alam (Ven) bt Zi Yi Wang (Chn) & Tanisha Rohira 6-0, 6-1; Emilie Francati (Den) & Kanika Vaidya bt Daniela Macarena Lopez (Chi) & Maria Patrascu (Can) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.

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