Yuki Bhambri outclassed Nikola Milojevic of Serbia 6-3, 6-1 to move into the quarterfinals of the USD 75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in China on Thursday. In the quarterfinals, Yuki will play seventh seed Maximilian Marterer of Germany.
In the USD 150,000 Challenger in the U.S., Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna averted a collision by losing their first round doubles matches with different partners.
On a wild card, Paes and Dustin Brown of Germany were beaten by top seeds Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin 10-4 in the super tie-break. Bopanna in partnership with Yen Hsun Lu was beaten by Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peya in straight sets. In the ITF grade-1 junior event in Malaysia, Zeel Desai, Mihika Yadav and Mahak Jain progressed into the quarterfinals.
USD 150,000 Challenger men, Irving, US
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Oliver Marach (Aut) & Fabrice Martin (Fra) bt Dustin Brown (Ger) & Leander Paes 6-1, 3-6, 10-4; Philipp Petzschner (Ger) & Alexander Peya (Aut) bt Yen-Hsun Lu (Tpe) & Rohan Bopanna 6-4, 6-4.
USD 50,000 Challenger men, Shenzhen, China
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuki Bhambri bt Nikola Milojevic (Srb) 6-3, 6-1.
USD 15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Elixane Lechemia (Fra) bt Sai Samhitha 7-6 (2), 6-2.
Doubles (quarterfinals):Yana Sizikova (Rus) & Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) bt Natasha Palha & Rishika Sunkara 6-3, 6-1;
Pre-quarterfinals: Natasha Palha & Rishika Sunkara bt Ho Ching Wu (Hkg) & Sai Samhitha 7-6(5), 6-3.
ITF grade-1 juniors, Kuching, Malaysia
Girls (pre-quarterfinals): Zeel Desai bt Draginia Vukovic (Srb) 6-3, 6-2; Mihika Yadav bt Lexie Stevens (Ned) 6-3, 6-2; Mahak Jain bt Eunhye Lee (Kor) 7-6(3), 6-0.
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