Sandgren Defeats Kozlov In Tallahassee

Tennys Sandgren (photo: Jacob Stuckey/Tallahassee Tennis Challenger)

TALLAHASSEE, April 25, 2019 (Press Release)

Noah Rubin, Tommy Paul, Mitchell Krueger, and Tennys Sandgren all advance to the third round of the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger on Wednesday after second round wins.

Opening up play on Center Court, Mitchell Krueger dropped the first set 3-6 to Johannes Haerteis. Krueger however was able to fight his way back into the match and get himself into the third round of a ATP Challenger event for the third time this year, after scoring a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win.

Next up, Sarasota Open champion Tommy Paul played his first match of the week against Martin Cuevas. Paul raced through the first set 6-1 before Cuevas found his footing and kept it neck and neck with the American. Paul however was able to win his sixth match in the past week, closing it out with a final score of 6-1, 6-4.

2018 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger champion Noah Rubin began his title defense against Thai-Son Kwiatkowski. Rubin rallied to a 6-1, 6-2 win to set up a third duel against Evgeny Karlovskiy.

In the featured evening match, No. 2 seed and 2015 semi-finalist, Tennys Sandgren, took on fellow American Stefan Kozlov. Kozlov quickly took the break, but Sandgren was able to get the first set back on serve and take the opener 6-3. The 27-year-old then continued his aggressive baseline play, carrying his momentum over into the second set and closing out the match with a final score of 6-3, 6-2.

Play gets underway on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with qualifier Jordi Arconada taking on Sumit Nagal in the opening match on Center Court. In the featured evening matches, Americans Noah Rubin and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski take to the court in doubles, before Mitchell Krueger and Tommy Paul battle it out for a spot in the quarter-finals. Off the court the tournament will host Ruediger & Bond Elementary schools for Net Generation Clinics.

Wednesday, April 24 – RESULTS

Singles – Second round

Andrea Collarini (ARG) d. (1) Paolo Lorenzi 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4

(16) Nino Serdarusic (CRO) d. Collin Altamirano (USA) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(5)

(7) Mitchell Krueger (USA) d. Johannes Haerteis (GER) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

(9) Tommy Paul (USA) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) 6-1, 6-4

(5) Noah Rubin (USA) d. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (USA) 6-1, 6-2

(12) Evgeny Karlovskiy (RUS) d. Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (CHI) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Sandro Ehrat (SUI) d. (14) Guilherme Clezar (BRA) 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-2

(2) Tennys Sandgren (USA) d. Stefan Kozlov (USA) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles – First round

Guilherme Clezar (BRA) and Marc Polmans (AUS) d. (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja 7-6(6), 6-4

(4) Roberto Maytin (VEN) and Fernando Romboli (BRA) d. Dennis Novikov (USA) and Andreas Siljestrom (SWE) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8

JC Aragone (USA) and Treat Huey (PHI) d. Sandro Ehrat (SUI) and Alexander Zhurbin (RUS) 6-2, 6-3

Martin Cuevas (URU) and Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. (3) Nicholas Monroe (USA) and Ruan Roelofse (RSA) 7-5, 6-3

Andre Goransson (SWE) and Hunter Reese (USA) d. Ryan Shane and Evan Song (USA) 6-1, 6-3

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Noah Rubin (USA) d. Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) and Denis Yevseyev (KAZ) 7-6 (5), 6-4