Raja-Sharan beaten in Mexico Challenger

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan went down to Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith 3-6, 1-6 in the in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan were beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith.   -  R. Ragu

The top seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan were beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith of Australia in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Mexico.

In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in China, Ankita Raina lost in straight sets to the top seed Zheng Saisai of China in the pre-quarterfinals.

Prarthana Thombare made the doubles semifinals in a $25,000 event in Italy, while Karunuday Singh made the singles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals in the ITF men’s Futures in Indonesia.

The results

$75,000 Challenger men, Leon, Mexico

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luke Saville & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) bt Purav Raja & Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia

Singles (pre-quarterfinals):
Karunuday Singh bt Jake Delaney (Aus) 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles (quarterfinals):
Pirmin Haenle (Ger) & Karunuday Singh bt Adam Majchrowcz (Pol) & Hugo Voljacques (Fra) 6-4, 7-6(9)


$60,000 ITF women, Quanzhou, China


Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Zheng Saisai (Chn) bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-2.


$25,000 ITF women, Santa Margherita Di Pula, Italy


Doubles (quarterfinals):
Eva Wacanno (Ned) & Prarthana Thombare bt Ekaterine Gorgodze (Geo) & Kamila Kerimbayeva (Kaz) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7.


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

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Emilie Francati (Den) bt Rishika Sunkara 6-3, 6-3; Natasha Palha bt Caroline Romeo (Fra) 6-1, (retired).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Emilie Francati (Den) & Kajsa Rinaldo Persson (Swe) bt Ana Veselinovic (Mne) & Rishika Sunkara 6-4, 4-6,
11-9.

$15,000 ITF women, Hammamet, Tunisia

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Irene Burillo Escorihuela & Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers (Esp) bt Angela Fita Boluda (Esp) & Snehadevi Reddy 7-6(4), 6-4.

$15,000 ITF women, Heraklion, Greece

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Romy Koelzer & Julyette Maria Josephine Steur (Ger) bt Almudena Sanz-Llaneza Fernandez (Esp) & Tanisha Rohira 6-1, 6-2.