Jeevan and Purav pair in Challenger semifinals

Fourth seeds, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja made the doubles semifinals of the € 43,000 Challenger in France, as they got a walkover from the French pair of Quentin Halys and Ugo Humbert.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja (not in image) made the doubles semifinals of the € 43,000 Challenger in France.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Fourth seeds, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja made the doubles semifinals of the € 43,000 Challenger in France, as they got a walkover from the French pair of Quentin Halys and Ugo Humbert.

In the semifnals, the Indian pair will play Luke Bambridge and Joe Salisbury of Briitain, who put out the top seeds Roman Jebavy of the Czech Republic and Antonio Sancic of Croatia.

In the ITF women’s circuit, Kanika Vaidya beat second seed Ana Veselinovic of Montenegro 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Kanika was also in the doubles semifinals with Zeel Desai.

The results

€ 43,000 Challenger men, Lille, France

Doubles (quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja w.o. Quentin Halys & Ugo Humbbert (Fra).

$15,000 ITF women, Manama, Bahrain

Singles (quarterfinals): Kanika Vaidya bt Ana Veselinovic (Mne) 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Zeel Desai & Kanika Vaidya bt Karolina Novotna (Cze) & Claudia Williams (Nzl) 6-3, 6-1.

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