Leander enters quarterfinals in Chicago

In the Challenger in Italy, Sumit Nagal was beaten in the pre-quarterfinals by Christian Garin of Chile in three sets.

Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela beat Ruan Roelofse and John-Patrick Smith 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 10-7. (File Photo)   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Leander Paes in partnership with Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela of Mexico won a tough passage to the doubles quarterfinals of the $150,000 Challenger in the United States.

The Indo-Mexican pair beat Ruan Roelofse and John-Patrick Smith 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 10-7.

In the Challenger in Italy, Sumit Nagal was beaten in the pre-quarterfinals by Christian Garin of Chile in three sets. Sumit collected 15 ATP points including five for qualification.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Karunuday Singh missed a match point in the 12th game of the second set and was beaten 6-3 in the decider by top seed Wishaya Tronggcharoenchaikul of Thailand.

In the ITF women’s event in Thailand, four-time National champion Prerna Bhambri knocked out top seed Bunyawi Thamchaiwat of Thailand 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

The Results:

$150,000 Challenger men, Chicago, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Mex) & Leander Paes bt Ruan Roelofse (RSA) & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) 7-6(4), 6-7(4), [10-7].

€127,000 Challenger men, Genova, Italy Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Christian Garin (Chi) bt Sumit Nagal 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (quarterfinals): Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (Tha) bt Karunuday Singh 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Andrea Lazaro Garcia (Esp) bt Sathwika Sama 7-5, 6-0; Victoria Muntean (Fra) bt Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-2, 6-1.

First round: Giorgia Pinto (Ita) bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; Sathwika Sama bt Viktoria Glotova (Rus) 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Paula Aria Manjon & Andrea Lazaro Garcia (Esp) bt Bhuvana Kalva & Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-1, 7-6(2); Likhitha Kalava & Sathwika SSama bt Mey Ayari (Tun) & Vittoria Pastorino (Ita) 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (quarterfinals): Prerna Bhambri bt Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) 6-2, 6-3; Hua-Chen Lee (Tpe) bt Zeel Desai 6-3, 6-2;

Pre-quarterfinals: Zeel Desai bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(3).