Singles matches got underway this morning at 10 a.m., and it was not long before the tournament had its first significant upset. 15-year old Alexander Zverev of Germany knocked off a player nearly twice his age, the competition's fourth seed, 29-year old Benjamin Balleret of Monaco. Zverev, ranked No. 130 in the ITF junior rankings, knocked off theATP521st ranked player in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 4-1.
Later in the day, another upset occurred when Tunisia's Mohamed Abid defeated the sixth-seed with relative ease, as he sent Serbia's Vladimir Obradovic home with the loss in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
The main draw doubles were no safer at the top. The top seeded team of Bjorn Fratangelo and Mitchell Krueger were ousted from the tournament by the team of Mohamed Abid and Ryan Thacher, 1-6, 6-3 [11-9>.
Tomorrow on the West Campus clay courts of IMG Academy, the singles quarterfinals will get underway at 10:00 a.m. The doubles finals will get underway no sooner than 1:30 p.m., and a trophy presentation for the doubles victors will take place immediately afterward.
The event is open to the public, and admission is free.
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Singles - Second round
Alexandre Folie (3), Belarus, def. Jon Wiegand, United States, 6-1, 6-1
Sekou Bangoura, United States, def. Jean-Yves Aubone, United States, 6-1, 7-6
Alexander Zverev, Germany, def. Benjamin Balleret (4), Monaco, 6-3, 2-6, 4-1
Daniel Garza (2), Mexico, def. Juan-Sebastian Vivanco, Ecuador, 6-4, 6-2
Bjorn Fratangelo (5), United States, def. Jhonatan Gonzalez, Venezuela, 6-0, 6-1
Luke Bambridge, Great Britain, def. Ryan Thacher, United States, 6-2, 6-0
Mohamed Abid, Tunisia, def. Vladimir Obradovic (6), Serbia, 6-3, 6-2
Florian Reynet (1), France, def. Mitchell Krueger, United States, 6-3, 6-0
Doubles - Semifinals
Romain Arneodo and Benjamin Balleret (2), France/Monaco, def. Alexandre Folie and Juan-Sebastian Vivanco (3), Belarus/Ecuador, 6-3, 6-2
Mohamed Abid and Ryan Thacher, Tunisia/United States, def. Bjorn Fratangelo and Mitchell Krueger (1), United States, 1-6, 6-3 [11-9>