Jeevan in doubles final of Challenger tennis

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in partnership with Enrique Lopez Perez of Spain made the doubles final of the Challenger tennis tournament in Svannah, US.

File photo of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan during a training session in Bengaluru.   -  V. SREENIVASA MURTHY

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in partnership with Enrique Lopez Perez of Spain made the doubles final of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Svannah, US.

The third seeded Indo-Spanish combination, the only seeded team left in the draw, won 6-4, 6-2 against American twins Hunter Johnson and Yates Johnson.

In the $25,000 ITF men’s Futures in Nigeria, Arjun Kadhe in partnership with Ronnie Schneider of the US was beaten in the doubles final 10-3 in the super tie-break by Remi Boutillier and Tom Jomby of France.

In the ITF women’s circuit in Cairo, former Asian junior champion Snehadevi Reddy’s fine was stopped in the semifinals by the top seed Nuria Parrizas-Diaz of Spain.

National champion Riya Bhatia lost the doubles final 10-4 in the super tie-break in partnership with Shelby Talcott of the US, against Petia Arshinkova and Gergana Topalova of Bulgaria.

The results:

$75,000 Challenger men, Savannah, US

Doubles (semifinals): Enrique Lopez Perez (Esp) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Hunter Johnson & Yates Johnson (US) 6-4, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria

Doubles (final): Remi Boutillier & Tom Jomby (Fra) bt Ronnie Schneider (US) & Arjun Kadhe 4-6, 7-6(3), [10-3].

$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt

Singles (semifinals): Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (Esp) bt Snehadevi Reddy 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles (final); Petia Arshinkova & Gergana Topalova (Bul) bt Shelby Talcott (US) & Riya Bhatia 4-6, 6-3, [10-4].