JSM Challenger Final Round of Qualies, Main Draw Set For Monday

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JSM Challenger Tennis News

After the second day of qualifying at the 2015 JSM Challenger hosted by the Atkins Tennis Center of Champaign, four seeds remain in the final round of qualifying and two teams remain in doubles qualifying. All play begins Monday November 16 at 10:00am.

Out of the four seeds that won their second round qualifying matches, only one went three sets. Former Ohio State standout and second seed in the qualifying tournament Chase Buchanan won 7-5 in the final set. However, out of the four upsets of the day, two of the matches went to a final set tiebreaker. In one of them, former Illiniois player and All-American Tim Kopinski defeated former Kentucky standout and third seed Tom Jomby of France 7-6(3) in the final set. Kopinski had match points in the second set but took a third to close it out.

In doubles, both seeds of qualifying prevailed onto the next round; the first seeds of Great Britain Daniel Smethurst and Darren Walsh and the second seeds, also of Great Britain, David Rice and Marcus Willis both won in straight sets. The two seeded teams will compete against each other tomorrow not before 4:00pm for the qualifying spot in the main draw. Main draw doubles will also begin tomorrow not before 4:00pm after the final round of doubles qualifying.

The final rounds of singles qualifying will begin at 10:00am on courts 1 and 2. Out of the eight remaining, the four winners will receive qualifying spots into the main draw of singles. Main draw singles also begins tomorrow, not before 1:00pm on courts 1 and 2. A feature match for tomorrow will include the first seed and 97th ranked by the ATP world rankings Malek Jaziri versus American rising star Noah Rubin. Rubin recently won the first Australian Open Wild Card challenge tournament in Charlottesville.

Other feature match, second on not before 5:30pm, is first round singles match Taylor Fritz versus Giovanni Lapentti. American 18-year-old Fritz is already ranked 207 by the ATP world rankings, and Lapentti of Ecuador is currently ranked 192, also by the ATP world rankings.



Men’s Qualifying Singles – Second Round
Qualifying – [1] J. Milton (GBR) d A. Hiltzik (USA) 76(4) 62
Qualifying – [2] C. Buchanan (USA) d D. O’hare (IRL) 63 26 75
Qualifying – T. Kopinski (USA) d [3] T. Jomby (FRA) 63 67(6) 76(3)
Qualifying – C. Thompson (USA) d [4] S. Kozlov (USA) 61 63
Qualifying – R. Sarmiento (USA) d [5] D. Smethurst (GBR) 62 60
Qualifying – [6] M. McDonald (USA) d D. Kamynin (UKR) 46 64 63
Qualifying – J. Ho (USA) d [7] M. Willis (GBR) 76(8) 46 76(4)
Qualifying – [8] D. Rice (GBR) d F. Gosea (GBR) 64 62

Men’s Qualifying Doubles – First Round
Qualifying – [1] D. Smethurst (GBR) / D. Walsh (GBR) d H. Laaksonen (SUI) / L. Margaroli (SUI) 64 76(5)
Qualifying – [2] D. Rice (GBR) / M. Willis (GBR) d [WC] R. Sarmiento (USA) / C. Thompson (USA) 62 64


COURT 1 start 10:00 am
Final Round Qualifying – Qualifying – [2] C. Buchanan (USA) vs J. Ho (USA)
Final Round Qualifying – Qualifying – T. Kopinski (USA) vs R. Sarmiento (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
D. Nguyen (USA) vs [WC] M. Mmoh (USA)
[1] M. Jaziri (TUN) vs [WC] N. Rubin (USA)

Not Before 5:30 pm
C. Buchanan (USA) / B. Rola (SLO) vs [WC] T. Kopinski (USA) / D. Nevolo (USA)
G. Lapentti (ECU) vs T. Fritz (USA)

COURT 2 start 10:00 am
Final Round Qualifying – Qualifying – C. Thompson (USA) vs [8] D. Rice (GBR)
Final Round Qualifying – Qualifying – [1] J. Milton (GBR) vs [6] M. McDonald (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
A. Bossel (SUI) vs B. Kavcic (SLO)
[3] R. Harrison (USA) vs M. Michalicka (CZE)

Not Before 4:00 pm
Final Round Qualifying – Qualifying – [1] D. Smethurst (GBR) / D. Walsh (GBR) vs [2] D. Rice (GBR) / M. Willis (GBR)
E. Quigley (USA) vs T. Paul (USA)
[4] H. Hach Verdugo (MEX) / M. Reyes-Varela (MEX) vs J. Milton (GBR) / J. Smith (AUS)

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