Divij in quarterfinals in France

Figuring in the same half, Divij and his British partner, Scott Clayton, could run into Purav Raja and Leander Paes in the semifinals.

India's Divij Sharan (right), in partnership with Scott Clayton of Britain beat second seeds Roman Jebavy and Adil Shamasdin 6-4, 7-6(4).   -  R. Ragu (File Photo)

Divij Sharan in partnership with Scott Clayton of Britain beat second seeds Roman Jebavy and Adil Shamasdin 6-4, 7-6(4) in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the € 106,000 Challenger tennis tournament in France on Wednesday.

Figuring in the same half, Divij and his British partner could run into Purav Raja and Leander Paes in the semifinals. Purav had opted to partner Paes before the US Open, and Divij had done well to win an ATP Tour title last week with Scott Lipsky of the US.

In the $75,000 Challenger in China, top seeds Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in partnership with Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia sailed into the doubles quarterfinals.

In the Challenger in Vietnam, Yuki Bhambri cruised into the quarterfinals, while Prajnesh Guneswaran moved into the second round.

In the ITF Futures in Kuala Lumpur, Kaza Vinayak Sharma capitalised on a lucky-loser spot to make the pre-quarterfinals, while fifth seed Karunuday Singh lost in the third set tie-break after having fought from being down 2-5 in that set.

Ankita Raina won the doubles pre-quarterfinals in the $60,000 ITF women’s event in China, in partnership with Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia.

RESULTS

€ 106,000 Challenger men, Brest, France: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Scott Clayton (GBR) & Divij Sharan bt Roman Jebavy (Cze) & Adil Shamasdin (Can) 6-4, 7-6(4).

$75,000 Challenger men, Suzhou, China: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Christopher Rungkat (Ina) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Lee Duckhee (Kor) & Hiroki Moriya (Jpn) 6-3, 6-3.

$75,000 Challenger men, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuki Bhambri bt Ti Chen (Tpe) 6-3, 6-1; First round: Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Marc Polmans (Aus) 6-4, 6-2; Akira Santillan (Aus) bt Saketh Myneni 6-4, 6-2. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ti Chen (Tpe) & Max Purcell (Aus) bt Nam Hoang Ly (Vie) & Sumit Nagal 6-2, 2-6, 10-7.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Olly Sadler (Nzl) & Alex Solanki bt Errol Lawrence & Tyler Mercier (US)  6-2, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Singles (first round): Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Ryota Kishi (Jpn) 7-6(4), 6-2; Kelsey Stevenson (Can) bt Karunuday Singh 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(7). Doubles (quarterfinals): Jurabek Karimov (Uzb) & Aoran Wang (Chn) bt Denis Yevseyev (Kaz) & Karunuday Singh 6-3, 6-2; Christian Didier Chin (Mas) & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt John Lamble & Evan Song (US) 6-2, 1-6, 10-7.

$60,000 ITF women, Suzhou, China: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) & Ankita Raina bt Xu Liu Sun & Ziyue Sun (Chn) 6-2, 6-7(5), 10-3.