Mukund bows out of Italy Challenger

Sasikumar Mukund was beaten 7-6(4), 6-0 by Evan Furness of France in the first round of the €45,730 Challenger tennis tournament in Italy on Wednesday.

Mukund had made the final of the last tournament.

The doubles champions of the last Challenger, Arjun Kadhe and Marco Bortolotti were also beaten 6-2, 6-4 in the first round by Kaichi Uchida and Tung-Lin Wu.

The results:

€45,730 Challenger, Forli, Italy

Singles (first round): Evan Furness (Fra) bt Sasikumar Mukund 7-6(4), 6-0.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kaichi Uchida (Jpn) & Tung-Lin Wu (Tpe)
bt Marco Bortolotti (Ita) & Arjun Kadhe 6-2, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Bath, Britain

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Joshua Paris (GBR) & Vijay Sundar
Prashanth bt Ben Jones & Daniel Little (GBR) 6-4, 3-6, [10-6].

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt

Singles (first round): Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi (Ukr) bt Nishant Dabas
5-1 (retired).


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