Divij Sharan in doubles quarterfinals in Chinese Taipei

In the $100,000 Challenger in the US, Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten by Christian Harrison of the US for the loss of three games in the first round.

Divij Sharan (right) in partnership with Scott Lipsky of the US made the doubles quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Jui-Chen Hung and Cheng-Yu Yu of Chinese Taipei.   -  R. Ragu

Top seeds Divij Sharan in partnership with Scott Lipsky of the US made the doubles quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Jui-Chen Hung and Cheng-Yu Yu of Chinese Taipei in the $125,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

In the $100,000 Challenger in the US, Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten by Christian Harrison of the US for the loss of three games in the first round.

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The Indian challenge in the ITF Futures in Thailand wound up as Sidharth Rawat and Sasi Kumar Mukund were beaten in the second round of singles and first round of doubles.

In the ITF women’s event in Colombo, Nidhi Chilumula made it to the quarterfinals, while Riya Bhatia, Ramya Natarajan, Dhruthi Venugopal, Natasha Palha, Jennifer Luikham were yet to play their second round.

Results:

$125,000 Challenger men, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Scott Lipsky (US) & Divij Sharan bt Jui-Chen Hung & Cheng-Yu Yu (Tpe) 6-1, 6-4.

$100,000 Challenger men, Stockton, US
Singles (first round): Christian Harrison (US) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-1, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-2, 6-2; Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (Tha) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Issei Okamura (Jpn) & Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (Tha) bt Miklai Haliak (Blr) & Sasi Kumar Mukund 3-6, 6-1, 12-10; Adam Taylor & Jason Taylor (Aus) bt Pruchya Isaro (Tha) & Karunuday Singh 7-5, 6-7(4), 10-7.

$15,000 ITF women, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Nidhi Chilumula bt Tamara Barao Itzhaki (Isr) 6-4, 6-1.