Purav Raja makes it to semis at France Challenger

Purav Raja and his Brazilian men's doubles partner Fabricio Neis made it to the semifinals of the € 69,280 Challenger tennis tournament in France.

Purav Raja alongside his Brazilian doubles partner Fabricio Neis won the quarterfinal in straight sets.   -  Susan Mullane

Purav Raja in partnership with Fabricio Neis of Brazil made the doubles semifinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Gregoire Jacq and Hugo Voljacques in the € 69,280 Challenger tennis tournament in France.

Sriram Balaji in partnership with Jason Jung of Chinese Taipei was beaten 7-6(4), 6-3 by the third seeds Romain Arneodo and Andrei Vasilevski in the doubles quarterfinals of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in Newport Beach, US.

The quarterfinal entry was worth 25 ATP points and $1,920.

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In the ITF women’s event in Egypt, Ashmitha Easwaramurthi in partnership with Simona Waltert of Switzerland was beaten 10-7 in the super tie-break by Magali Kempen and Melanie Klaffner in the doubles semifinals.


The results

$162,480 Challenger, Newport Beach, US Doubles (quarterfinals):

Romain Arneodo (Mon) & Andrei Vasilevski (Blr) bt Jason Jung (Tpe) & Sriram Balaji 7-6(4), 6-3.

€ 69,280 Challenger, Rennes, France

Doubles (quarterfinals): Fabricio Neis (Bra) & Purav Raja bt Gregoire Jacq & Hugo Voljacques (Fra) 6-2, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF men, Nossloch, Germany

Doubles (semifnals): Marek Gengel (Cze) & Danylo Kalenichenko (Ukr) bt

Liam Borady (GBR) & Arjun Kadhe 6-7(5), 6-3, [10-6].

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Doubles (semifinals): Magali Kempen (Bel) & Melanie Klaffner (Aut) bt

Simona Waltert (Sui) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-7(2), 6-1, [10-7].