Leander-Adil pair makes it to quarters in Mexico

Leander Paes in partnership with Adil Shamasdin of Canada pipped Jarryd Chaplin of Australia and Kevin Krawietz of Germany 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Mexico on Tuesday.

In the quarterfinals, Paes and partner will play Stefan Kozlov of the US and Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.   -  File Photo

Leander Paes in partnership with Adil Shamasdin of Canada pipped Jarryd Chaplin of Australia and Kevin Krawietz of Germany 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Mexico on Tuesday.

In the quarterfinals, Paes and partner will play Stefan Kozlov of the US and Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands. In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in China, Ankita Raina was at her fighting best for three hours and 24 minutes as she got past Guo Hanyu of China 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. Ankita saved 16 breakpoints and eight of them when she eventually dropped serve in the 12th game of the first set.

She missed two match-points on her serve in the tenth game of the decider, but converted seven of 11 breakpoints overall, to pull through.

The results:

$75,000 Challlenger men, Leon, Mexico

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Adil Shamasdin (Can) & Leander Paes bt Jarryd Chaplin (Aus) & Kevin Krawietz (Ger) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8.

$60,000 ITF women, Quanzhou, China

Singles (first round): Ankita Raina bt Guo Hanyu (Chn) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.

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

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Eva Wacanno (Ned) & Prarthana Thombare bt Valeria Solovyeva (Rus) & Melanie Stoke (Nor) 6-2, 6-3.

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

Siingles (first round): Rishika Sunkara bt Ellen Allgurin (Swe) 6-3,

7-5; Natasha Palha bt Costanza Pera (Ita) 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ana Veselinovic (Mne) & Rishika Sunkara bt Sofia Dmitrieva (Rus) & Lizaveta Hancharova (Blr) 7-6(2), 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Heraklion, Greece

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicoleta Dascalu & Daiana Negreanu (Rou) bt Mira Antonitsch (Aut) & Karman Kaur Thandi 6-3, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Pirmin Haenle (Ger) & Karunuday Singh bt Aditya Hari Sasongko & Sunu-Wahyu Trijati (Ina) 6-4, 6-7(3), 10-8.