Leander Paes and Purav Raja exit early

Paes and Raja were beaten 6-3, 6-2 by Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow of the US in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $622,675 ATP tennis tournament in the US.

Purav had taken a break to be home after the first Grand Slam and has joined Paes in the US circuit.   -  Getty Images

Leander Paes and Purav Raja were beaten 6-3, 6-2 by Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow of the US in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $622,675 ATP tennis tournament in the US.

After making the third round of the Australian Open, and reaching the finals of two back to back Challengers, winning a title in the process, it was the second set back for the 44-year-old Paes following the early exit last week in New York.

Purav had taken a break to be home after the first Grand Slam and has joined Paes in the US circuit.

In the $50,000 Challenger in Japan, Sriram Balaji and Prajnesh Gunneswaran made the doubles semifinals. Prajnesh will be playing his singles pre-quarterfinals on Thursday.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s tournament in Australia, Karman Kaur Thandi sailed into the pre-quarterfinals past lucky-loser Jia-Qi Kang of China. In the doubles quarterfinals, Karman in partnership with Jacqueline Adina Cristian of Romania beat the top seeds Tereza Mrdeza of Croatia and Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 6-1.

Interestingly, Karman will challenge the sixth-seeded Tereza in the singles pre-quarterfinals.

In the ITF women’s event in Egypt, fifth seed Pranjala Yadlapalli managed to eke out five games from the Czech qualifier, Karolina Berankova in the first round.

The results:

$622,675 ATP, Delray Beach, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jack Sock & Jackson Withrow (US) bt Leander Paes & Purav Raja 6-3, 6-2.

$50,000 Challenger men, Kyoto, Japan Doubles (quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Li Zhe (Chn) & Stephane Robert (Fra) 6-4, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF women, Perth, Australia Singles (first round): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Jia-Qi Kang (Chn) 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles (quarterfinals):  Jaqueline Adina Cristian (Rou) & Karman Kaur Thandi bt Tereza Mrdeza (Cro) & Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Singles (first round): Karolina Berankova (Cze) bt Pranjala Yadlapalli 6-3, 6-2.