Sasi Kumar Mukund in quarterfinals of Baotou Challenger
Sasi Kumar Mukund continued with his good game and beat sixth seed Kaichi Uchida of Japan 7-6(3), 6-2 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Baotou, China, on Thursday.
In the quartefinals, Mukund will place Harry Bourchier of Australia.
There was success in doubles as well for Mukund, as he in partnership with Teymuraz Gabashvili beat third seeds John Paul Fruttero of the US and Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals.
In the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Anirudh Chandrasekar and Nitin Kumar Sinha beat the second seeds Francis Casey Alcantara and Sora Fukuda to make the doubles semifinals.
$54,160 Challenger, Baotou, China
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Kaichi Uchida (JPN) 7-6(3), 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) & Sasi Kumar Mukund bt John Paul Fruttero (US) & Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand
Doubles (quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Francia Casey Alcantara (PHI) & Sora Fukuda (JPN) 6-3, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Merel Hoedt (NED) bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-4, 6-2; Adithya Karunaratne (HKG) bt Shreya Tatavarthy 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anita Bertoloni & Martina Biagianti (ITA) bt Niditra Rajmohan & Shreya Tatavarthy 6-2, 6-0.
(Courtesy; The Hindu)