Sasi Kumar overcomes King’s challenge

Sasi Kumar Mukund battled to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Evan King of the United States in the second round of the Challenger tennis tournament.

Sasi Kumar, who had a bye in the first round, could run into the top seed Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the pre-quarterfinals.

The results:

€46,600 Challenger, Portoroz, Slovenia: Singles (second round): Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Evan King (US) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia: Singles (first round): Niki Poonacha bt Rhett Purcell (Nzl) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1; Aryan Goveas bt Dusty H. Boyer (US) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Aaron Addison bt Kunal Anand 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kunal Anand & Manish Sureshkumar bt Soichiro Moritani & Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) 6-3, 7-6(3).

$15,000 ITF men, Sintra, Portugal: Singles (first round): Nuno Borges (Por) bt Digvijay Pratap Singh 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Luis Faria (Por) bt Terence Das 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Huangshan, China: Singles (first round): Ye Xin Ma (Chn) bt Riya Bhatia 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ye Xin Ma (Chn) & Zuzana Zlochova (Svk) bt Lou Brouleau (Fra) 6-1, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Nairobi, Kenya: Singles (first round): Mahak Jain bt Anfisa Danilchenko (Rus) 6-0 retd.; Saumya Vig bt Manuella Maria Lisa Nyonda (Gab) 6-2, 6-1; Sathwika Sama bt Deeksha Manju Prasad 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi & Snehal Mane bt Manuella Maria lIsa Nyonda (Gab) & Sariaka Radilofe (Fra) 6-3, 6-2.

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