India’s Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan won his third Challenger-level doubles title of the season with partner Austin Krajicek at the Winnetka event in the USA.
The Indo-American pair won a tough three-setter 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-5 win over second seeded Roberto Maytin and Chrtistopger Rungkat to win the the trophy at the $75,000 hard court tournament.
Jeevan, who had qualified for the Wimbledon but fell in the first round with Krajicek in a close finish, used to partner Indonesia’s Rungkat and knew his game well.
They earned 80 ranking points, each splitting the prize money of $4650.
The left-handed Chennai player has emerged as a force to reckon with on the Challenger Tour and has made seven finals this season.
Before qualifying for the Wimbledon, the duo had won the Ilkley Challenger and ended runners-up at Nottingham.