The number three and five seeded players were among those eliminated in second round action on Wednesday. Sergiy Stakhovsky, No. 3 seed and former 2014 LG&T Champ, fell to newly minted WTT M25 Iowa City champ, Alex Rybakov. Rybakov took the opening set in a tiebreak, but Stakhovsky was able to fight back and force a third. In the decisive set it was Rybakov who would come out on top, winning the match 7-6(8), 4-6, 7-6(5) in a tight three-set battle.
Top seed Ramkumar Ramanathan suffered a three-set defeat from Alexander Ritschard. New York native and No. 5 seed Noah Rubin went the distance with Teymuraz Gabashvili, but was unable to close out the match. JJ Wolf, seeded No. 16, took a quick loss to fellow American Collin Altamirano, 6-2, 7-5. It was the same story for Marc Polmans and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, as both players suffered second round losses early in the day.
Off the court, the tournament hosted a Dog Adopt-A-Thon sponsored by Broome County Humane Society. It was also USTA Member Appreciation Day with all USTA members receiving free admission to the event.
Kids days kick’s off with the Dick’s Youth Tennis Clinic, offering kids tennis lessons & play, face painting, animal education, and more! It is open to public & free of charge. The event will take place in the upper parking lot at Recreation Park.
The tournament will also host a Pickleball Demonstration at 4:30 p.m.
Third round action will get underway at 10:00 a.m. with No. 11 seed Yuichi Sugita taking on Edan Leshem. The featured evening match will have 17-year-old #NextGenATP star Jannik Sinner battling it out against No. 7 seed Mitchell Krueger. The remainder of first round doubles matches will also take place as players look to grab their spot in the quarterfinals.