After losing Saturday’s singles play to rain, the 16s seeds are seeing their first tennis action of the tournament on Monday. In 18s, the top eight seeds have all advanced to Tuesday’s third round: Alex Domijan (1), Chase Buchanan (2), Denis Kudla (3), Tennys Sandgren (4), Evan King (5), Jordan Cox (6), Jarmere Jenkins (7) and Ryan Lipman (8). Ninth-seeded Harry Fowler, Houston, Texas, went out on Sunday, retiring with an injury in the second set. Fowler lost the first set, 7-6 (9-7), then was trailing unseeded Billy Bertha, Whitefish Bay, Wis., 4-0 in the second when he retired. “I thought I served well and got the breaks when I needed them,” Bertha said. Fowler called for a trainer in the first set and, “It was a 10-minute break or something and my muscles must have gotten tight because I lost the next eight points,” Bertha said. “It was good to regroup after he called for a trainer.” Domijan, Wesley Chapel, Fla., had an easier time, defeating Cal Hilsman, Spartanburg, SC., 6-1, 6-1. He said he figured he’d be the top seed. “When Ryan Harrison pulled out, I knew I was going to be the top seed,” Domijan said. “I got the the final of a Future I should have won, but I cramped.” Domijan, who will be a senior at Saddlebrook, said he’d decided in the next couple months whether to turn pro or head to college. Buchanan, New Albany, Ohio, defeated Andrew Butz, Vero Beach, Fla., 6-1, 6-1; Kudla, Arlington, Va., beat Ken Mkrtchian, Reseda, Calif., 6-4, 6-2, and Sandgren, Gallatin,Tenn., toughed out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Michael Moore., Glenview, Ill. King, Chicago, beat Felix Sun, Potomac, Md., 6-3, 6-1; Cox, Duluth, Ga., defeated Chris Cha,, Overland Park, Kan., 6-3, 6-4; Jenkins, College Park, Gal, bested Trevor Horstmann, Tulsa, Okla., 6-3, 6-4; and Lipman, Nashville, cruised over Michael Lin, San Diego, Calif., 6-1, 6-0.
Source: Tournament Office