Smyczek and Fratangelo into quarterfinals in Tiburon

Bjorn Fratangelo

TIBURON, October 2, 2015

Thursday saw 11 matches, with many going the distance. “Wild Card Mackenzie McDonald continued his fine form with a victory over Sekou Bangor in a third-set tiebreak. In the final match of the day, number-one seeded double pair Johan Brunstrom and Frederik Nielsen also won in a third-set tiebreak,” reported Tournament Director Brendan Curry. In addition, number-five seed Ryan Harrison fell in three sets to qualifier Marek Michalicka, who will now face number-three seed Tim Smyczek on Friday afternoon. “Number-one seed Denis Kudla will be in action tomorrow morning, playing against number-seven seed Blaz Rola at 10 a.m.,” added Curry.

With play to determine the semifinalists on Friday, it promises to be an exciting day of top-level tennis.

Men’s Singles – Second Round

[3] Tim Smyczek (USA) def. [Q] Dennis Nevolo (USA), 62, 36, 61

Marek Michalicka (CZE) def. [5] Ryan Harrison (USA), 76(4), 46, 63

(6) Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) def. A Kuznetsoz (USA), 76(5), 36, 63

[WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) def. [Q] Sekou Bangoura (USA), 63, 36, 76(3)6]

Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals

[1] Johan Brunstrom (SWE)/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) def. Bryden Klein (GBR)/Jose Statham (NZL), 63, 67(1), 10-5

[3] Dennis Novikov/Julio Peralta (CHI) def. [WC] Andre Goransson (SWE)/Florian Lakat (FRA), 62, 62

[4] Carsten Ball (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) def. Sekou Bangoura (USA)/Marek Michalicka (CZE), 61, 76(3)

Men’s Doubles – First Round

[3] Dennis Novikov (USA)/Julio Peralta (CHI) def. Chase Buchanan (USA)/Blaz Rola (SLO), 36, 63, 11-9

Bryden Klein (GBR)/Jose Statham (NZL) def. [Q] Adrien Bossel (SUI)/Quentin Halys (FRA), 62, 63

[WC] Andre Goransson (SWE)/Florian Lakat (FRA) def. Dustin Brown (GER)/Denis Kudla (USA), 63, 67(2), 11-9

Philip Bester(CAN)/Peter Polansky (CAN) def. Mitchell Krueger (USA) /Connor Smith (USA), 67(10), 62, 11-9