Jeevan-Purav pairing win Portugal Challenger title

It was the first Challenger title as a pair for Jeevan and Purav who had won an ITF Futures title as a team in 2013.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja won the final in straight sets.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The top seeded team of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja clinched the doubles title in the €44,820 Challenger in Portugal, with a 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over the local team of Nuno Borges and Francisco Cabral, on Saturday.

It was the first Challenger title as a pair for Jeevan and Purav who had won an ITF Futures title as a team in 2013.

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It was the first title in three years for Jeevan, and his ninth Challenger title. He has also won a Tour event title. It was the 19th Challenger title for Purav who has two titles in Tour events.

The champion team collected 80 ATP points and €2,670. The runners-up
won 48 points and €1,550.

In the Challenger in Romania, eighth seed Sumit Nagal was beaten 6-4, 0-6, 6-0 by top seed Stefano Travaglia of Italy in the semifinals. Sumit collected 29 ATP points and €2,160.

The results: €44,820 Challenger, Lisbon, Portugal Doubles (final): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Nuno Borges & Francisco Cabral (Por) 7-6(5), 6-3.

€44,820 Challenger, Sibiu, Romania Singles (semifinals): Stefano Travaglia (Ita) bt Sumit Nagal 6-4, 0-6, 6-0.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (semifinals): Honoka Kobayashi (Jpn) & Ma YeXin (Chn) bt Ginevra Peiretti (Ita) & Jennifer Luikham 6-1, 6-4.
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