Leander Paes in partnership with Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela of Mexico sailed into the doubles semifinals of the $150,000 Challenger tennis tournament in the US.

In the semifinals, the top-seeded Indo-Mexican pair was scheduled to face Ruben Gonzales of Philippines and Nathaniel Lammons of the US.

In the ITF women’s event in Thailand, four-time National champion Prerna Bhambri was beaten in the semifinals 7-5, 6-1 by sixth seed Hua-Chen Lee of Chinese Taipei, after she had beaten the top seed Bunyawi Thamchaiwat in the earlier round.

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The results:

$150,000 Challenger men, Chicago, US Doubles (quarterfinals): Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Mex) & Leander Paes bt Marcos Giron & Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (US) 7-6(4), 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (semifinals): Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) bt Prerna Bhambri 7-5, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (quarterfinals): Sophie Muntean & Victoria Muntean (Fra) bt Likhitha Kalava & Sathwika Sama 6-3, 6-3.