Sasi Kumar Mukund bows out in Winnetka
Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Ernesto Escobedo of the US in the first round of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament inn Winnetka, US.
In the ITF women’s event in Hua Hin, Thailand, Zeel Desai beat Lanlana Tararudee of Thailand 6-1, 6-2 to set up a pre-quarterfinal against the top seed Lou Brouleau of France.
$ 54,160 Challenger, Winnetka, US
Singles (first round): Ernesto Escobedo (US) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
Qualifying singles (first round): Terence Das bt Manuel Almeida (POR) 6-1, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Gabriele Maria Noce (ITA) bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi 6-0, 6-1; Alen Rogic Hadzalic (CRO) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicolas Alberto Arreche & Mannuel Pena Lopez (ARG) bt Bharath Nishok Kumaran & Anshumat Srivastava 6-0, 6-1.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Jose Joaquin Miranda Cisneros (ESP) bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi 6-2, 6-4.
First round: Juan Ignacio Alcalde (ARG) bt Bharath Nishok Kumaran 6-0, 6-4; Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi bt PC Vignesh 4-3 (retired); Shunsuke Wakita (JPN) bt Anshumat Srivastava 6-0, 6-1.
$25,000 ITF women, Ulanqab, China
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Chang Liu (CHN) bt Jennifer Luikham 7-6(4), 6-1; First round: Jennifer Luikham bt Yuxin Zhang (CHN) 3-6, 7-6(6), [10-5].
$15,000 ITF women, Cancun, Mexico
Qualifying singles (first round): Angela Kulikov (US) bt Isha Budwal 6-0, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (first round): Zeel Desai bt Lanlana Tararudee (THA) 6-1, 6-2; Mihika Yadav bt Natthapat Piwbangruk (THA) 6-2, 6-2; Himeno Sakatsume (JPN) bt Snehal Mane 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Shou Na Mu (CHN) bt Watsachol Sawatdeee (THA) bt Natahsa Palha & Mihika Yadav 7-5, 6-1; Robu Kajitani & Aiko Yoshitomi (JPN) bt Da Hye Kim (KOR) & Sowjanya Bavisetti 1-6, 6-3, [10-7].
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ines Ibbou (ALG) bt Natasha Palha 6-4, 6-2; Shou Na Mu (CHN) bt Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-2, 6-3; First round: Natasha Palha bt Lungle Ntuli (RSA) 6-1, 6-2; Lunda Kumhom (THA) bt Saumya Vig 7-6(4), 6-3; Sravya Shivani Chilakallapudi bt Sanjana Aiereddy 6-0 6-0; Alicia Smith (AUS) bt Pareen Shivekar 6-1, 6-1.
(Courtesy; The Hindu)