China Challenger: Sasi Kumar loses second round

In the Challenger in France, Leander Paes in partnership with Philipp Oswald of Austria, got beaten 10-4 in the super tie-break of the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten 7-5, 6-4 by Mathias Bourgue on Wednesday.   -  K. V. Srinivasan

Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten 7-5, 6-4 by Mathias Bourgue of France in the second round of the $546,160 Challenger tennis tournament in China on Wednesday.

Mukund collected three ATP points and $520.

In the Challenger in France, Leander Paes in partnership with Philipp Oswald of Austria, lost the way as the second seeds after a sharp start, and got beaten 10-4 in the super tie-break of the doubles pre-quarterfinals by the Spanish duo of Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and
David Vega-Hernandez.

Ankita Raina won the doubles pre-quarterfinals in the ITF women’s event in Japan, in partnership with Emily Webley-Smith of Britain.

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The results:

$54,160 Challenger, Zhangjiagang, China

Singles (second round): Mathias Bourgue (Fra) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 7-5, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luca Margari (Sui) & Vishnu Vardhan bt
Francis Casey Alcantara (Phi) 6-2, 4-6, [10-5].


€ 46,000 Challenger, Lille, France

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Guillermo Garcia-Lopez & David
Vega-Hernandez (Esp) bt Philipp Oswald (Aut) & Leander Paes 1-6, 6-3,
[10-4].


$15,000 ITF men, Mornington, Australia

Singles (first round): Karunuday Singh bt Nick Chappell (US) 6-4, 6-4.


$15,000 ITF men, Manama, Bahrain

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeson Patrombon (Phi) bt Vijay Sundar
Prashanth 7-6(7), 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Alexander Igoshin (Rus) & Vijay Sundar
Prashanth bt Karlo Cubelic (Ger) & Keivon Tabrizi (Sui) 5-7, 6-2,
[10-7].



$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Singles (first round): Adrian Bodmer (Sui) bt Adil Kalyanpur 6-1, 6-2;
AEmiliano Maggioli (Ita) bt Aryan Goveas 6-4, 6-3.


$25,000 ITF women, Kofu, Japan


Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) & Ankita Raina
bt Fatma Al Nabhani (Oma) & Maria Gutierrez Carrasco  (Esp) 6-4, 6-4.


$15,000 ITF women, Xiamen, China

Singles (first round): Ayumi Koshishi (Jpn) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-0, 6-1.