Friday saw ten total matches, six different singles matches and four doubles, played at Recreation Park.
Top seed Jordan Thompson (No. 98) won his match against Dominik Koepfer (No. 228) 6-4, 6-1. The tournament’s second seed was also in action today: Marcel Granollers (No. 104) defeated Lloyd Harris 6-1, 6-2. Both Thompson and Granollers are in the semi finals.
Our last remaining singles wild card was defeated early this morning. Lloyd Harris (No. 216) defeated Alafia Ayeni (No. 1071) 6-3, 6-3. A big day for Jay Clarke (No. 225), today was his 20th birthday and he defeated Evgeny Karlovskiy (No. 250) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. With that win Clake punched his ticket into the semis.
A busy day for Laurynas Grigelis (No. 270). Grigelis defeated Alejandro Gomez (No. 598) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Grifelis later won against 2016 LG&T Challenger champion Darian King (No. 174) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Grigelis has also made it into the semis.
In doubles, our wild card Ludovico Cestarollo and Karl Poling were defeated by Alejandro Gomez and Caio Silva 6-2, 6-4. Brothers Gerard Granollers and Marcel Granollers defeated Vasil Kirkov and Alexander Ritschard 6-2, 7-5.