Thursday, August 7, 2014

Two seeds, both semifinalists last year, fall in Aptos

   This is more like it.
   After all eight seeds reached the second round of the $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger, which is notorious for upsets, two of the four in action on Wednesday lost at the Seascape Sports Club in Aptos. Both victims were semifinalists last year.
   Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero, who will turn 21 on Aug. 15, ousted third-seeded Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 6-4, 6-2. Also, Rhyne Williams of Boca Raton, Fla., downed seventh-seeded Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan 6-4, 7-6 (3).
   Dustov reached the final of last week's $100,000 Vancouver Challenger, losing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. Baghdatis, the runner-up in the 2006 Australian Open, is seeded second in Aptos.
   In Wednesday's featured evening match, fourth-seeded Go Soeda of Japan avenged to a loss to Alex Kuznetsov of Tampa, Fla., in the 2006 final with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.
   Considering players who didn't return to Aptos this year, all eight quarterfinalists will be different than in 2013.
$100,000 COMERICA BANK CHALLENGER
At Seascape Sports Club in Aptos
Second-round singles
   Juan Ignacio Londero, Argentina, def. Evgeny Donskoy (3), Russia, 6-4, 6-2.
   Go Soeda (4), Japan, def. Alex Kuznetsov, United States, 6-3, 6-4.
   Rhyne Williams, United States, def. Farrukh Dustov (7), Uzbekistan, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
   Marton Fucsovics (8), Hungary, def. Di Wu, China, 6-0, 6-3.
First-round doubles
   Austin Krajicek, United States, and John-Patrick Smith (1), Australia, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, and Di Wu, China, 6-3, 3-6 [10-4].
   Kevin King, United States, and Divij Sharan (2), India, def. Emilio Gomez, Ecuador, and Ze Zhang, China, 6-3, 6-4.
   Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak (3), New Zealand, def. Taro Daniel, Japan, and Jordan Kerr, Australia, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 24-22.
   Purav Raja and Sanam Singh (4), India, def. Chase Buchanan and Rhyne Williams, United States, 6-2, 6-1.
   Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, and James Cerretani, United States, def. Nicolas Meister and Dennis Novikov, United States, 6-1, 5-7 [10-7].
   Andrea Collarini, Argentina, and Cesar Ramirez, Mexico, def. Somdev Devvarman, India, and Ante Pavic, Croatia, 7-6 (6), 4-6 [11-9].
   Gonzalo Lama, Chile, and Juan Ignacio Londero, Argentina, def. Matt Seeberger and Clay Thompson, United States, 2-6, 7-6 (4) [10-6].
   Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, and Laurynas Grigelis, Lithuania, def. Farrukh Dustov, Uzbekistan, and Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, 6-1, 6-7 (4) [10-6].
Today's schedule
Center Court
(Starting at 11 a.m.)
   Ze Zhang, China, vs. Somdev Devvarman (5), India.
   Ante Pavic (6), Croatia, vs. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium.
   Mikhail Kukushkin (1), Kazakhstan, vs. James Ward, Great Britain.
(Not before 5:45 p.m.)
   Andrea Collarini, Argentina, vs. Marcos Baghdatis (2), Cyprus.
Court 5
(Starting at 1 p.m.)
   Gonzalo Lama, Chile, and Juan Ignacio Londero, Argentina, vs. Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak (3), New Zealand.
(Not before 4 p.m.; may move to Center Court)
   Austin Krajicek, United States, and John-Patrick Smith (1), Australia, vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, and James Cerretani, United States.   
(Not before 5 p.m.)
   Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, and Laurynas Grigelis, Lithuania, vs. Kevin King, United States, and Divij Sharan (2), India.

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