Tennis: Four Americans Advance at River Oaks

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Jared Donaldson — one of the four promising Americans who won Saturday.

Each of today’s four winning Americans will have the opportunity to reach the main draw if they also win on Sunday (joining another nine Americans already in the draw). Should all four win Sunday, it would mark the most Americans in the tournament, 13, since 2007.

RESULTS – Saturday, April 2, 2016
Qualifying – First Round
[1] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) d. Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 6-2 7-5
[2] Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) d. [alt] David Warren (USA) 6-0 6-2
[3] Jared Donaldson (USA) d. Henri Laaksonen (Switzerland) 6-1 2-6 6-4
[WC] Reilly Opelka (USA) d. [4] Dennis Novikov (USA) 6-4 6-3
[5] Nicolas Kicker (Argentina) d. Giovanni Lapentti (Ecuador) 7-5 1-6 6-4
[6] Mischa Zverev (Germany) d. Michael Mmoh (USA) 6-2 4-0 ret.
Matthew Barton (Australia) d. [7] Guido Andreozzi (Argentina) 6-3 6-4
[WC] Brian Baker (USA) d. [8] Guilherme Clezar (Brazil) 6-2 7-6(3)

SCHEDULE – Sunday, April 3, 2016
Court 3 – 11am start
[2] Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) vs. [WC] Brian Baker (USA)
[1] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs. [6] Mischa Zverev (Germany)

Court 7 – 11am start
[WC] Reilly Opelka (USA) vs. Matthew Barton (Australia)
[3] Jared Donaldson (USA) vs. [5] Nicolas Kicker (Argentina)

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