ATP Challenger: Yuki Bhambri moves into quarterfinals

The Indian outclassed Nikola Milojevic of Serbia 6-3, 6-1 in the USD 75,000 Challenger tournament in Shenzhen, China.

Yuki Bhambri will play seventh seed Maximilian Marterer of Germany in the quarterfinals.   -  R. Ragu (File Photo)

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.

The results:

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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