Friday, August 5, 2011

Tursunov falls to Monfils; other results

   Fifteenth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Folsom lost to top-seeded Gael Monfils of France 6-2, 7-6 (9) Thursday in the third round of the $1,166,400 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C.
   Tursunov, who underwent three operations on his left ankle or foot between March 2009 and February 2010, has fought his way back to No. 45 in the world rankings after reaching a career high of No. 20 in 2006.
   Women's $100,000 tournament -- The Sacramento-area team of Christina Fusano and Yasmin Schnack fell to third-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania and Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-1 this week in the first round of doubles at the $100,000 Odlum Brown Vanopen in Vancouver, British Columbia.
   Radwanska is the younger sister of Agnieszka Radwanska, ranked 13th in the world in singles.
   Schnack, in her first full year as a professional after an All-America career at UCLA, lost in the second round of singles qualifying. Fusano plays only doubles.
   Men's Futures --Kiryl Harbatsiuk, a Belarus native who turned pro in June after starring at Sacramento State, upset seventh-seeded John Peers of Australia 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the $10,000 USTA/Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic in Decatur, Ill.
   Harbatsiuk will face unseeded Tennys Sandgren, a junior-to-be at the University of Tennessee from Gallatin, Tenn. Sandgren, a singles semifinalist in the NCAA championships at Stanford in May, won his first pro title last week in singles at Godfrey, Ill.
   Habatsiuk also reached the doubles semifinals with Boris Nicola Bakalov of Bulgaria. Seeded third, they lost to unseeded Americans Devin Britton and Bradley Cox 6-3, 6-4.
   USTA junior nationals -- Matthew Alves of Gold River beat David Doehring of Fallbrook, Calif., 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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