Japanese player Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned for life following an investigation into match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced today that he has also been fined 50,000 US Dollars after being found to have made corrupt approaches to other players and to have placed bets on matches.
The ban applies with immediate affect and means Mitsuhashi, 27, cannot compete in, or attend, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport.
In November 2015 he asked Joshua Chetty, a player he had previously coached, to make a corrupt approach to a fellow player during an ITF Futures tournament in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The player was offered 2,000 US Dollars to under perform in a singles match and 600 US Dollars in a doubles match. Chetty received a lifetime ban last September.