Ricardas Berankis, an 18-year-old student at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy/IMG Academy, fought through two
qualifying matches and won a first-round match at the Price Leblanc Lexus Pro Tennis Classic in Baton Rouge, La., before losing in the round of 16 on Wednesday.
In the first round of the ATP Challenger event, Ricardas defeated Alexander Slabinsky of Great Britain 6-4, 7-5. He then lost to fifth-seeded Benedikt Dorsch of Germany 6-4, 6-4.
Be sure to pass along some congrats to Ricardas for his efforts.