Rohan Bopanna reaches quarterfinals in Lyon

Divij Sharan and Purav Raja had earlier made the doubles quarterfinals with different partners.

Rohan Bopanna. (File Photo)   -  AP

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France moved into the doubles quarterfinals with a 3-6, 6-1, 10-5 victory over Greogoire Barrere and Tristan Lamasine of France in the ATP tennis tournament in Lyon, France. Divij Sharan and Purav Raja had earlier made the doubles quarterfinals with different partners.

In the ITF women’s event in Turkey, Jennifer Luikham overcame the disappointment of missing qualification to the singles main draw, by knocking out the second seeds Mariana Drazic and Ena Kajevic of Croatia in the doubles pre-quarterfinals, in partnership with Anri Nagata of Japan. Qualifier Pranjala Yadlapalli made the pre-quarterfinals with a hard-earned victory over wild card Claudia Hoste Ferrer of Spain.

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The results:

€561,345 ATP, Lyon, France Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) & Rohan Bopanna bt Gregoire Barrere & Tristan Lamasine (Fra) 3-6, 6-1, [10-5].

$15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda Singles (first round): Ivan Nedelko (Rus) bt Vasisht Cheruku 6-2, 6-2; VM Ranjeet bt Anton Chekhov (Rus) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4; Kunal Anand bt David Oringa (Uga) 6-1, 6-0; SD Prajwal Dev bt Sylvester Emmanuel (Ngr) 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Lance-Pierre DuToit (RSA) & Arturs Lazdins (Lat) bt Ivan Nedelko (Rus) & Anshuman Srivastava 6-2, 7-5; Ismael Changawa Ruwa Mzai & Ibrahim Kibet Yego (Ken) bt Ansu Bhuyan & VM Ranjeet 3-0 (retired); Giovani Samaha (Lbn) & Kunal Anand bt Vasisht Cheruku & SD Prajwal Dev 6-3, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Singapore Singles (first round): Nicholas Hu (US) bt Aryan Goveas 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.

$25,000 ITF women, Changwon, Korea Qualifying singles (third and final round): Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) 6-1, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Les Franqueses Del Valles, Spain Singles (first round): Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Claudia Hoste Ferrer (Esp) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Raluca Georgiana Serban (Rou) & Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Fiona Arrese Mata & Ares Teixido Garcia (Esp) 6-0, 6-0.

$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anri Nagata (Jpn) & Jennifer Luikham bt Mariana Drazic & Ena Kajevic (Cro) 7-5, 6-4.