Double runner-up finish for Mukund at Baotou Challenger

Mukund lost the singles title clash 4-6, 3-6 to Australian top seed James Duckworth in the USD 54,160 clay-court event.

Sasi Kumar Mukund collected 48 ATP points with a runner-up finish.   -  R. Ragu

The climax did not pan out the way he wanted, as Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten in both the singles and doubles finals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Baotou, China, on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Mukund, ranked 285 in the world, was beaten by the top seed James Duckworth of Australia 6-4, 6-3 in the singles final.

While Mukund collected 48 ATP points and $4,240, the champion pocketed 80 points and $7,200.

In the doubles final, Mukund in partnership with Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia was beaten by the second seeded Koreans, Nam Ji Sung and Song Min-Kyu 7-6(3), 6-2.

Mukund and partner collected 48 points and $1,800. The champion team won 80 points and $3,100.

The results:

Singles (final): James Duckworth (Aus) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-3

Doubles (final): Nam Ji Sung & Sng Min-Kyu (Kor) bt Teymuraz
Gabashvili (Rus) & Sasi Kumar Mukund 7-6(3), 6-2.