Leander Paes and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to meet in final

Seeded No.1 with Joe Salisbury of Britain, Leander sailed into the final with a 7-6(3), 6-4 victory over Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow of the US.

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Leander Paes and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan set up a doubles title clash against each other in the $125,000 Challenger tennis tournament in the US.

Seeded No.1 with Joe Salisbury of Britain, Leander sailed into the final with a 7-6(3), 6-4 victory over Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow of the US. Jeevan in partnership with Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia beat Dennis Novikov and Goncalo Oliveira 6-3, 6-3.

Meanwhle, Karman Kaur Thandi had two rounds of singles and doubles in the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Glasgow, to be prepared for the Fed Cup at home next week.

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Prarthana Thombare in partnership with Peangtarg Plipuech of Thailand was beaten 10-2 in the super tie-break of the doubles pre-quarterfinals in the $250,000 WTA event in Chinese Taipei, by the local pair of Kai-Chen Chang and Chia-Jung Chuang.

National champions in doubles, Haadin Bava and Aryan Goveas bowed out in the doubles semifinals of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures in Egypt.

The results:

$125,000 Challenger men, Dallas, US Doubles (semifinals): Joe Salisbury (GBR) & Leander Paes bt Austin Krajicek & Jackson Withrow (US) 7-6(3), 6-4; Christopher Rungkat (Ina) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Dennis Novikov (US) & Goncalo Oliveira (Por) 6-3, 6-3.

$250,000 WTA, Chinese Taipei Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kai-Chen Chang & Chia-Jung Chuang (Tpe) bt Peangtarn Plipuech (Tha) & Prarthana Thombare 2-6, 6-3, [10-2].

$25,000 ITF women, Glasgow, Britain Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Georgina Garcia-Perez (Esp) bt Karman Kaur Thandi 6-4, 6-2; First round: Karman Kaur Thandi bt Georgia Brescia (Ita) 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Ysaline Bonaventure (Bel) & Valentini Grammatikopoulou (Gre) bt Georgina Garcia-Perez (Esp) & Karman Kaur Thandi 6-4, 6-1; Pre-quarterfinals: Georgina Garcia-Perez & Karman Kaur Thandi bt Alina Silich (Rus) & Erika Vogelsang (Ned) 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Doubles (semifinals): Maxence Broville & Johan Sebastien Tatlot (Fra) bt Haadin Bava & Aryan Goveas 6-1, 6-4.

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