Balaji and Vishnu in Germany Challenger semis

Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan knocked out second seeds Roman Jebavy of Czech Republic and Andres Molteni of Argentina 6-7(7), 6-4, 10-8 in the doubles quarterfinals.

India's Sriram Balaji (right) and Vishnu Vardhan in action during a ATP Challenger Tour in Chennai (File photo).   -  R. Ragu

Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan knocked out second seeds Roman Jebavy of Czech Republic and Andres Molteni of Argentina 6-7(7), 6-4, 10-8 in the doubles quarterfinals of the €127,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Germany on Thursday.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, seeded No.1 in partnership with Austin Krajicek of the US, cruised into the quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger in the US.

In the ITF women’s event in China, third seed Karman Kaur Thandi sailed into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Sun Xu Liu of China. Second seed Ankita Raina made the semifinals in a similar event in Thailand.

National champion and fifth seed Mahak Jain knocked out top seed YeXin Ma of China 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF women’s event in Indonesia.

The results:

€127,000 Challenger men,  Braunschweig, Germany

Doubles (quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan bt Roman Jebavy (Cze) & Andres Molteni (Arg) 6-7(7), 6-4, [10-8].

$75,000 Challenger men, Winnetka, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Austin Krajicek (US) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Mitchell Krueger & Alex Lawson (US) 6-3, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Tianjin, China

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Sun Xu Liu (Chn) 6-2, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Singles (quarterfinals): Ankita Raina bt Tamaryn Hendler (Bel) 6-1, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF women, Solo, Indonesia

Singles (quarterfinals): Mahak Jain bt YeXin Ma (Chn) 6-3, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Hong Kong

Singles (quarterfinals): Ho Ching Wu (Hkg) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-3, 6-1; Ayumi Koshiishi (Jpn) bt Zeel Desai 7-5, 6-1.

Doubles (semifinals): Akari Inoue (Jpn) & Zeel Desai bt Eudice Chong & Man Ying Maggie Ng (Hkg) 7-5, 6-3.

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