Sock Rolls into Fourth Round
Jack Sock, the 18s top seed, defeated Austin Ansari, Greensboro, N.C., 6-1, 6-1. The key was “Probably me just trying to dictate points and make a lot of first serves and, once again, just play some points and get a feel for it again,” Sock said. “He had a good return. He was standing on the baseline for my first serves and inside the baseline for my second serve, which you don’t see very often. So I was just trying to make a lot of first serves, make him turn back and play. which he was doing for a while. “In the second set, he was breaking down a little bit, so I got a couple more free points. I played a lot of the match with my forehand, which is probably why the score is what it was.” Nebraska’s Sock, from Lincoln, and Jackson Withrow, Omaha, the top seeds, defeated Aaron Gomez, La Plata, Md., and Ryan Shane, Falls Church, Va., 6-2, 6-2, in the third round of doubles.
Source: USTA Nationals Staff