On Wednesday, March 10, the first quarterfinalists of the international professional tennis tournament Grand Palace Championship Challenger 80 series with a prize fund of $ 52,080 were defined on the courts of Tennis Formula in Lahta.
American Christopher Eubanks defeated Duje Aidukovic of Croatia (6/3, 6/3) and will now play in the quarterfinals against Marius Copil of Romania who defeated Alexei Vatutin of Russia 5/7, 6/3, 6/1. Another quarterfinal pairing will be Jiri Lehechka of the Czech Republic who beat German Rudolf Mollecker 6/2, 6/3, and former St. Petersburg player Dmitry Popko (2), who defeated another representative of Kazakhstan, Denis Evseev, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4. The last match of the first round was also played which saw Belgian player Zizu Bergs defeat Pedje Krstin of Serbia (6/2, 6/1). Bergs faced Pole Casper Zuk for the quarterfinals.
In doubles competition the Dutch duo of Igor Seesling-Glenn Smits 6/1, 3/6, 10-45 defeated the Russian pair of Teymuraz Gabashvili/Alexander Nedovesov of Kazakhstan. Now the Dutchmen will play in the quarterfinals against Konstantin Kravchuk (Russia)-Denis Yevseyev (Kazakhstan). Konstantin and Denis defeated the Bosnian tandem of Mirza Bašić and Australian Garry Burshet 6/1, 6/1.
Meanwhile, Czech duo of Wit Kopriva-Mikael Vrbensky knocked out Uzbekistan duo of Humojun Sultanov-Vazha Uzakov (6/3, 6/1). Now the Czechs will play in the quarterfinals against the number four seeded Dutch pair Jesper de Jong-Sem Verbeek, who outplayed the Russians Daniila Golubev and Evgeny Tyurnev 6/4, 7/6 (4). Russian Evgeny Karlovsky and Croatian Nino Serdarusic defeated Dutch pair Jelle Sels-Tim van Rijthoven 6/1, 6/2. In the quarterfinals, Karlovski and Serdarusic will play against American Nathan Pasha-Max Schnoor at 7/6 (5), 6/4 against the Russian tandem of Alexander Igoshin and Ivan Nedelko.
See the schedule of the game day daily on the tournament’s official website www.formulatx.com (http://gpc.formulatx.com). Also information about the competition will be posted in the social networks of Formula TX (www.instagram.com/formula_tx,vk.com/formulatx,twitter.com/formula_tx,www.facebook.com/FormulaTX) and in the social networks of Tennis Formula TC (www.instagram.com/formulatennisa, vk.com/formulatennisa, www.facebook.com/formulatennisa).