Indian doubles pairs lose semis at France and Bangkok

Purav Raja and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan lost the semifinals of challenger tournament in France, while Sriram Balaji and Arjun Kadhe lost the final four clash at the Bangkok challenger.

File Photo: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (left) and Purav Raja during a practice session at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Chennai.   -  Special Arrangement

Top seeds Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja were beaten 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 by Javier Barranco Cosano and Raul Brancaccio in the doubles semifinals of the € 46,600 Challenger tennis tournament in France on Saturday.

The efforts of another Indian pair to make the final in a similar in Challenger in Bangkok, proved unsuccessful, as Sriram Balaji and Arjun Kadhe were beaten 7-5, 7-6(3) by the top seeds Cheng-peng Hsieh and Christopher Rungkat.

The results

$54,160 Challenger, Bangkok, Thailand
Doubles (semifinals): Cheng-Peng Hsieh (Tpe) & Christopher Rungkat (Ina) bt Sriram Balaji & Arjun Kadhe 7-5, 7-6(3).

€46,600 Challenger, Cherbourg, France
Doubles (semifinals): Javier Barranco Cosano (Esp) & Raul Brancaccio (Ita) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja 6-4, 3-6, [10-6].
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