Sunday, April 08, 2012

US Men's Clay Court Championship: Sunday Q Results and Monday Schedule

Fans were on hand for Sunday's qualifying matches
at the 2012 US Men's Clay Court Championships.
Photo by Robert H Kelly, Copyright 2012 ,
TexSport Publications, All Rights Reserved
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2012 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 8, 2012) Day two of pre-tournament qualifying for the 2012 US Men’s Clay Court Championship concluded on Sunday and the final draw in both singles and doubles was released.

With the withdrawal from the tournament of the Bryan brothers late Saturday afternoon, the second seeded duo of Alex Bogomolov Jr. and Scott Lipsky will become the top seed and will play their first match later in the week.

During Sunday’s singles qualifying, eight players advanced to the tournament field which will begin Monday at 12 p.m.

The schedule for Monday matches is as follows:

Stadium Court: start at noon.
Michael Russell vs. Daniel Kosakowski
Go Soeda vs. Tommy Haas
Michael Kohlman and Alexander Waske vs. Robert Kendrick and Ryan Sweeting

Stadium Court: not before 6 p.m.
Carlos Berlocq vs. James Blake
Eric Prodon vs. Sam Querrey

Court 3: start at noon.
Horacio Zeballos vs. Jan Hernych
Ricardo Mello vs. Catalin-Ionut Gard

Court 3: not before 4 p.m.
Bjorn Phau vs. Diego Junqueira

Sunday’s results in the qualifying matches are as follows:
Go Soeda defeated Robby Ginepri 6-4, 6-4
Horacio Zeballos defeated Nicholas Naumann 6-3, 6-1
Ricardo Mello defeated Peter Polansky 7-5, 6-3
Michael Russell defeated Denes Lukacs 6-4, 7-5
Tommy Haas defeated Chris Wettengel 6-3, 6-3
Catalin-Ionut Gard defeated Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Daniel Kosakowski defeated Yuichi Sugita 7-6 (4), 6-4
Jan Hernych defeated Michael Yani 7-6 (5) 10 retired

Check back for results and commentary from the tournament.

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