Jeevan wins Challenger in Ostrava

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan won his second doubles title of the season as he in partnership with Franko Skugor of Croatia beat Rameez Junaid of Australia and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 in the doubles final of the €64,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Ostrava.

Jeevan, who had won the Chennai Open ATP title with Rohan Bopanna at the start of the season, had made the final of the Dallas Challenger earlier in the season.   -  R. Ragu

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan won his second doubles title of the season as he in partnership with Franko Skugor of Croatia beat Rameez Junaid of Australia and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 in the doubles final of the €64,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Ostrava.

Jeevan, who had won the Chennai Open ATP title with Rohan Bopanna at the start of the season, had made the final of the Dallas Challenger earlier in the season.

The title was worth 90 ATP points and €3,950.

In the ITF women’s event in Thailand, Ramya Natarajan, Nidhi Chilumula and Kyra Shroff failed to progress much in the qualifying event.

The results:

€64,000 Challenger men, Ostrava, Czech Republic:

Doubles (final): Franko Skugor (Cro) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Rameez Junaid (Aus) & Lukas Rosol (Cze) 6-3, 6-2

Semifinals: Franko Skugor & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan w.o. Roberto Carballes Baena & Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (Esp).

$25,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand:

Qualifying singles (second round): Britt Geukens (Bel) bt Ramya Natarajan 7-5, 6-7(3), 2-0 (retired)

First round: Ramya Natarajan bt Kwan Yau Ng (Hkg) 6-3, 6-3; Alicia Barnett (GBR) bt Nidhi Chilumula 6-3, 6-0; Eva Siska (US) bt Kyra Shroff 7-6(3), 6-3.

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