Day 1 of USTA Boys Competition Comes to a Tiring Close
Many of the today's winners expressed relief at having successfully put their first matches behind them. "The first match is always the hardest match," stressed Amer Delic (Jacksonville, FL) after the 2nd seed doubles pair of Delic and Eric Nu?ez (Aventura, FL) finished their 7-6 7-6 win over Todd Carlson (Mableton, GA) and Alex Herrera (Gadsden, AL).
The top seeded doubles pair of Tres Davis (Austin, TX) and Alberto Francis (McAllen, TX) came back to close the door on Jason Ontog (Chattanooga, TN) and Trevor Short (Lascassas, TN) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Above all, good sportsmanship reigned at today's matches. David Martin (Tulsa, OK) echoed many players' comments when asked his thoughts about their match. Martin responded by praising their opponents' abilities. The 3rd seeded pair of Martin and Phillip King (Long Beach, CA) won their match 6-4, 6-1.
Today's action begins at 8:00 a.m. with 16 singles. There are another nine days of great tennis in store for Kalamazoo. Tickets are available at the Stowe Stadium ticket office or call (616) 337-7343 for more information.
Source: Joe Taylor