Harrison upsets fifth-seeded Mmoh
American duo Denis Kudla and Daniel Nguyen upset the number one doubles seed Alexander Bolt and Andrew Whittington (GBR) on day six of the Leven Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger. Christian Harrison also knocked off fifth-seed Michael Mmoh in tonights feature match.
Harrison, currently No. 276 in the world faced Michael Mmoh on Center Court tonight where the 23-year old gave Mmoh a run for his money. Harrison, younger brother of ATP pro Ryan Harrison, won the first set 6-4. The second set went game-for-game, until Harrison was able to pull ahead and win 6-3. Harrison will play tomorrow against second-seeded Alexander Bublik in the feature match no earlier than 5:00 p.m.
Kudla and Nguyen were ready to fight from the beginning, as they extended the first set into tiebreak but fell 7-6 (4). In the second set, the american duo won 6-2, advancing to a third set, ten point tiebreak. Bolt and Whittington tried to hold them off, but Kudla and Nguyen walked away with an 11-9 victory.
American Cameron Norrie and Alex Rybakov (GBR) also knocked off the #3 seed double Ruan Roelofse and Christopher Rungkat in straight sets. The first set entered tiebreak where Norrie and Rybakov won 7-6 (1) before carrying that momentum over to take the second set 6-2.
Both the second and fourth seeded doubles remain in play, as (No. 4) Jarryd Chaplin and Luke Saville (GBR) defeated Connor Farren and Raymond Sarmiento (USA), 6-4, 6-1. Number two seed Mao-Xin Gong and Ze Zhang (CHN) defeated Kevin King and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.
Three seeded singles players were in action today as each will safely move on to quarterfinals. First-seeded Jordan Thompson (AUS) won a quick match over wild card selection Rybakov in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 on center court earlier today.
Kevin King put up quite a fight against #2 seed Alexander Bublik trying to gain momentum after taking the opening set 6-2. He struggled to find a groove though, as Bublik came back and won the last two sets, 6-3, 6-3.
In other singles play, Dominik Koepfer knocked out Edward Corrie from competition with a straight set win, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Koepfer will face No. 1 seed Thompson in the third match tomorrow on Center Court.
Four singles and one doubles match will be in tomorrow’s action beginning at 11 a.m. The feature match will be between Christian Harrison and #2 Alexander Bublik on center court no earlier than 5:00 p.m.