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Sasi Kumar goes down to Baghdatis

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Sasi Kumar Mukund gave a good account of himself against former World No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus before being beaten 6-4, 7-5 in the second round of the $81,240 Challenger tennis tournament on Wednesday.

In the $162,480 Challenger in Phoenix, Arizona, qualifier Pedja Krstin of Serbia beat Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 6-4 in the first round.

In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in Shenzhen, Ankita Raina won her first round matches in both singles and doubles.

The results:

$162,480 Challenger, Phoenix, USA: First round: Pedja Krstin (Srb) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 6-4.

$81,240 Challenger, Shenzhen, China: Second round: Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luca Margaroli (Sui) & Vishnu Vardhan bt Baptiste Crepatte (Fra) & Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (Egy) 6-2, 6-4.

$54,160 Challenger, Drummondville, Canada: Second round: Tristan Lamasine (Fra) bt Sumit Nagal 6-2, 6-3; First round: Sumit Nagal bt Kevin King 6-3, 6-3.

$60,000 ITF women, Shenzhen, China: First round: Ankita Raina bt Shuo Feng (Chn) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Amandine Hesse (Fra) & Ankita Raina bt Alexandra Cadantu (Rou) & Jana Cepelova (Svk) 6-3, 6-2; Ji-Hee Choi (Kor) & Jing-Jing Lu (Chn) bt Magdalena Frech (Pol) & Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 7-5.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: First round: Francesco Forti (Ita) bt Aryan Goveas 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(0).

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