Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Top seed Evans whips Stanford star in 100K Aptos

   No. 1 seed Daniel Evans of Great Britain dispatched wild card Tom Fawcett of Winnetka, Ill., 6-2, 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the $100,000 Nordic Naturals Challenger at the Seascape Sports Club in Aptos, Calif.
   The 6-foot-5 (1.96-meter) Fawcett, who will be a Stanford junior in the fall, is eight inches (20.3 centimeters) taller than Evans, the 2013 runner-up to former Stanford star Bradley Klahn in Aptos.
   Evans, ranked 80th in the world and second in Great Britain behind No. 2 Andy Murray, will play Emilio Gomez of Ecuador on Wednesday in the second round.
   Gomez defeated Matt Reid, the 2013 doubles runner-up in Aptos with fellow Australian Chris Guccione, 6-3, 6-4.
   Two all-American matches on Center Court headline today's schedule.
   In the featured evening match at 6, third-seeded Bjorn Fratangelo, 23, will face Alex Kuznetsov, 29. Fratangelo, a semifinalist last year in Aptos, leads Kuznetsov, who won the title 10 years ago, 4-2 in the head-to-head series.
   At about 3 p.m., fourth-seeded Stefan Kozlov, 18, will take on wild card Mackenzie McDonald, 21, of Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area for the first time.
   Here are the singles and doubles draws and today's schedule.

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