Saturday, October 3, 2015

Grand Slam boys champs set for Sacramento qualies

Tommy Paul, 18, qualified for the men's main draw in the recent
U.S. Open. He is shown during his first-round loss to No. 25 seed
Andreas Seppi of Italy. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Two reigning Grand Slam boys champions from the United States are scheduled to play today in the first round of qualifying for the $100,000 Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger.
   Six-foot-11 (2.11-meter) Reilly Opelka and Tommy Paul, both 18, are set to play in consecutive matches on Court 1 beginnning at 10 a.m. at the Natomas Racquet Club.
   Opelka, who won the Wimbledon junior title, will face countryman Evan King, a 23-year-old former All-American at the University of Michigan.
   Then Paul, the French Open junior champ, will meet American Dennis Nevolo, a 25-year-old former All-American at the University of Illinois.
   Paul joined John McEnroe (1977) and Bjorn Fratangelo (2011) as the only Americans to win the French Open boys singles title.
At Natomas Racquet Club
Today's schedule
First-round qualifying
Court 1
(Starting at 10 a.m.)
   Reilly Opelka, United States, vs. Evan King, United States.
   Dennis Nevolo, United States, vs. Tommy Paul, United States.
   Kiryl Harbatsiuk, Belarus, vs. Florian Lakat, France.
   Ben McLachlan, New Zealand, vs. Marcos Giron, United States.
Court 7
(Starting at 10 a.m.)
   Bernardo Saraiva, Portugal, vs. Jose Statham, New Zealand.
   Andre Goransson, Sweden, vs. Jared Thompkins, United States.
   Nicolas Meister, United States, vs. Andrew Carter, United States.
   Moez Echargui, Tunisia, vs. Andre Dome, United States.
Court 6
(Starting at 10 a.m.)
   Eric Johnson, United States, vs. Takanyi Garanganga, Zimbabwe.
   Ruben Gonzales, Philippines, vs. Javier Pulgar-Garcia, Spain.
   Evan Song, United States, vs. Tom Fawcett, United States.
   Fritz Wolmarans, South Africa, vs. Mico Santiago, United States.

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