On Thursday, March 4, matches of the second round of the international professional tennis tournament Grand Palace Championship Series Challenger 50 with a prize fund of $ 36,680 continued at the courts of Formula Tennisa in Lahta. Dutchman Jesper de Jong defeated a wild card holder Evgeny Tyurnev (6/3, 6/3) and will play in the quarterfinals against Turkish player Altug Celikbilek. Belgian player Zizou Bergs defeated Russian Pavel Kotov (6/0, 7/5) and now will fight with Lucas Catarina from Monaco, who was stronger than Australian player Matthew Ebden, 76 (4), 6/2. The Czech Vit Kopriva overcame Roberto Quiroz of Ecuador (6/2, 6/4) to face Sem Ilkel of Turkey.
In doubles, the Dutch pair Jesper de Jong and Sem Verbeek beat the Russian duo of Pavel Kotov/Roman Safiullin 6/2, 6/2. Now the Dutch will play in the semifinals against the duo of Alessandro Bega (Italy) and Scander Mansouri (Tunisia), who defeated the third seeds from Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili and Konstantin Kravchuk 6/3, 3/6, 10-6. The international tandem of Alexei Vatutin (Russia)-Benjamin Hassan (Germany) defeated the fourth seeded duo of Arjun Kadhe (India)-Benjamin Lok (Zimbabwe) 7/5, 7/5. Vatutin and Hassan will now face second-seeded American Christopher Eubanks and his partner from Ecuador Roberto Quiroz in the semifinals, who beat Mark Verwoort of the Netherlands and Harry Burchier of Australia 6/7 (7), 6/2, 10-8.
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