Sasi Kumar Mukund in second round of Gwangju Challenger

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Sasi Kumar Mukund in second round of Gwangju Challenger

Sasi Kumar Mukund cruised past Aldin Setkic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first round of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Gwangju, Korea, on Monday.

In the second round, Mukund will play the alternate entrant Yusuke Takahashi of Japan who replaced top-seed Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania. Berankis had withdrawn owing to a shoulder injury.

In doubles, Vishnu Vardhan in partnership with Toshihide Matsui of Japan, set up a repeat clash with the top seeds Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia. The two teams had clashed in the final of the Busan Challenger on Sunday.

The results:

$54,160 Challenger, Gwangju, Korea
Singles (first round): Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Aldin Setkic (BIH) 6-1, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Singapore
Qualifying singles (first round): Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Michelle Yeo (SGP) 6-0, 6-1; Bhuvana Kalva bt Neatriz Leon Hernandez (ESP) 6-3, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Kalmar, Sweden
Qualifying singles (first round): Adil Kalyanpur bt Goran Duquesne (BEL) 6-1, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey
Qualifying singles (first round): Victor Vlad Cornea (ROU) bt Rishabdev Raman 6-0, 6-2.

(Courtesy: The Hindu)

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