Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tursunov ousted in Winston-Salem

   Eleventh-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Folsom lost to Steve Darcis of Belgium 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday in the second round of the $553,125 Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open.
   In their only previous meeting, Tursunov beat Darcis 6-3, 6-4 on carpet in the final of a Challenger tournament in Kolding, Denmark, in 2005.
   Tursunov, who received a first-round bye in Winston-Salem, has won only two matches in four tournaments since capturing his seventh career ATP World Tour singles title, at s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, in June.
   U.S. Open qualifying -- In a matchup of American wild cards, Bradley Klahn defeated Tennys Sandgren 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of qualifying at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
   Klahn won the NCAA singles title last year as a sophomore at Stanford, and Sandgren reached the NCAA singles semifinals this year as a sophomore at Tennessee. Sandgren won back-to-back singles crowns on the Futures circuit this summer.

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