IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program student and American, Ryan Harrison, beat the #2 seed, Michael Berrer of Germany, in the first round of the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open. The tournament is a $100,000 level ATP Men's Challenger and Harrison, who is only 17 years old, received a wild card into the main draw. He beat the current world #109 (and former #51) 7-5, 6-2 and will face fellow IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program pro, Taylor Dent, in the second round.
Harrison and Dent practice with each other all the time at the Academy and actually played in the Sarasota Open Challenger earlier this year with Harrison winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. This should be a fun match between two guys who know each other extremely well.