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Challenger tennis tournament | Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in quarterfinals

Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan beat Luca Margaroli and Andrea Vavassori 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 to reach the doubles quarterfinals of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament here. The Indian pair is scheduled to play top seeds Jonathan Erlich of Israel and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico in the quarterfinals.

In the $125,000 WTA event in Chinese Taipei, Ankita Raina, seeded fourth with Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands, lost to the Taipei team of Ya-Hsuan Lee and Fang-Hsien Wu 11-9 in the super tie-break of the doubles quarterfinals. The Indo-Dutch pair collected 29 WTA points and $750.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Mozambique, Rishab Agarwal beat sixth seed Eric Vanshelboim of Ukraine 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals.

The results:

$162,480 Challenger, Houston: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Luca Margaroli (Sui) & Andrea Vavassori (Ita) 6-3, 4-6, [10-7].

$125,000 WTA, Chinese Taipei: Doubles (quarterfinals): Ya-Hsuan Lee & Fang-Hsien Wu (Tpe) bt Bibiane Schoofs (Ned) & Ankita Raina 3-6, 6-3, [11-9].

$15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait: Doubles (quarterfinals): Gauthier Oncllin (Bel) & Kai Wehnelt (Ger) bt Isshaque Eqbal & Anurag Nenwani 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Maputo: Pre-quarterfinals: Rishab Agarwal bt Eric Vanshelboim (Ukr) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; Dennis Uspensky (USA) bt S.D. Prajwal Dev 4-0 (retired).

$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mikel Aranzabal & Benjamin Winter (Esp) bt Sebastien Mathieu (GBr) & Koonwar Gupta 6-2, 6-3.

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