Purav Raja enters semifinals

In the semifinal, the top seeded Indo-Aussie pair will play third seeds Mikhail Elgin of Russia and Yaraslav Shyla of Belarus.

In the ITF women’s event in Tunisia, Bhuvana Kalva was outplayed by second seed Andrea Lazaro Garcia of Spain.   -  A.M. Faruqui

Purav Raja in partnership with Rameez Junaid of Australia outplayed Tuna Al Tuna of Turkey and Thomas Fabbiano of Italy 6-1, 6-1 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.

In the semifinal, the top seeded Indo-Aussie pair will play third seeds Mikhail Elgin of Russia and Yaraslav Shyla of Belarus.

In the ITF women’s event in Tunisia, Bhuvana Kalva was outplayed by second seed Andrea Lazaro Garcia of Spain 6-1, 6-1 in the pre-quarterfinals.

The results:

$75,000 Challenger men, Istanbul, Turkey

Doubles (quarterfinals): Rameez Junaid (Aus) & Purav Raja bt Tuna Al Tune (Tur) & Thomas Fabbiano (Ita) 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Simone Roncalli (Ita) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Aryan Goveas bt Stefano Baldoni (Ita) & Jayesh Pungliya 6-1, 6-3; Ali Dawani (Brn) & Adam Moundir (Sui) bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi & PC Vignesh 6-0, 6-3; Alexander Erler (Aut) & Markos Kalovelonis (Rus) bt Tejas Chaukulkar & Vasisht Cheruku 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Andrea Lazaro Garcia (Esp) bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt

Doubles (quarterfinals): Anna Morgina & Elina Nepliy (Rus) bt Kiara Petrovicka (Svk) & Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-1, 7-5.