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.
€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)
$25,000 ITF men, Bath, Britain
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Joshua Paris (GBR) & Vijay Sundar
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi (Ukr) bt Nishant Dabas