Top seeded Indian team of Leander Paes and Purav Raja moved to the quarter-finals of the Knoxville Challenger and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Indonesia’s Christopher Rungkat reached the semifnals of the Kobe Challenger.

However, in-form Divij Sharan and partner Mikhail Elgin were ousted from the Slovak Open in Bratislava.

Paes and Raja, who are yet to win a title together since joining forces ahead of the US Open, advanced with a 6-2 6-4 win over American team of Kevin King and Bradley Klahn in just 55 minutes.

They next face British team of Liam Broady and Marcus Willis, who got a walkover Darian King and Michael Mmoh – retired midway into the contest.

Nedunchezhiyan and Rungkat beat China Xin Gao and Ze Zhang 6-2, 6-3 and will face Alex Bolt and Bradley Mousley next.

Sharan and his Russian partner bowed out of the $75000 event following a 4-7 7-6(4) 4-10 defeat against Sander Arends and Antonio Sancic in the last-eight pair stage. Sharan will now compete in two home events – KPIT Challenger in Pune and the Bangaore Open.

On the WTA circuit, India’s Prarthana Thombare and her partner Fanny Stollár of Hungray were out of Hua Hin Championships in the first round losing to Naomi Broady and Monique Adamczak 6(8)-7, 3-6.