Savannah, April 20, 2015
After a thrilling day of tennis, the American players have come out on top winning three of the four singles main draw matches.
Kicking off the day of main draw play were Americans Mitchell Krueger and Jarmere Jenkins. Krueger quickly took the first set winning 68% of the points. In the second set, Jenkins put up a good fight, but was no match for Krueger, as he fired in four aces. Krueger won the match 6-2, 6-4.
Next up on Stadium Court, American Jared Donaldson played a tight match against 21 year old Australian Jason Kubler, winning it 6-4, 6-2.
Meanwhile over on Court 6, American Bjorn Fratangelo took out 18 year old USTA wild card Ernesto Escobedo 6-4, 6-1. Fratangelo got 75% of his first serves in and did not give up any double faults. Fratangleo is currently ranked No. 165 on the ATP World Tour.
Kicking off night matches for the week , American Alex Kuznetsov gave his best shot to No. 6 seed Frank Dancevic, but ultimately lost the match 6-4, 6-4.
The Qualifying Singles draw wrapped up on Monday with Tommy Paul, Guillermo Duran, Julio Peralta, and Sanam Singh all advancing to the Main Draw Singles event.
All in all, it was a fantastic day of main draw tennis at the 2015 St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger! Tomorrow is another jam packed day of great matches as well, so be sure to check it out.
Now in its seventh year, the St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger is one of the largest USTA Pro Circuit events in the Southeast and draws in some of this biggest names in U.S. mens Tennis.
(Savannah press release)