Purav Raja, Divij Sharan lose in quarterfinal in France

Top seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan lost to Ariel Behar of Uruguay and Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 10-6 in the Challenger tennis tournament in France on Thursday.

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in action from the last month's Chennai Open tournament.   -  R. Ragu

Top seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan lost to Ariel Behar of Uruguay and Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 10-6 in the super tie-break of doubles quarterfinal in the Challenger tennis tournament in France on Thursday.

The Sood twins, Chandril and Lakshit, progressed into the semifinal of the $15,000 event in Egypt.



The results: €43,000 Challenger men, Quimper, France Doubles (quarterfinal): Ariel Behar (Uru) & Andrey Golubev (Kaz) bt. Purav Raja & Divij Sharan 7-6(0), 4-6, 10-6.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Doubles (quarterfinal): Chandril Sood and Lakshit Sood bt. Michiel de Krom & Roy Sarut de Valk (Ned) 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt Singles (pre-quarterfinal): Helene Scholsen (Bel) bt. Natasha Palha 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinal): Natasha Palha & Rishika Sunkara w.o. Dana Kremer & Lisa-Marie Maetschke (Ger).