Young Earns Wild Card Into ATP Masters In Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, March 1, 2019

US-American Donald Young became the first male player to clinch one of the two wild card spots into the 2019 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells awarded to the top points-getters over the course of the Oracle Challenger Series.

In addition to his third round appearance in the desert, Young was a quarterfinalist in Chicago and a semi-finalist in Newport Beach, which propelled him to the top of the Road to Indian Wells Leaderboard. The 29-year-old from Atlanta lost his match on Thursday to fifth-seeded South African Lloyd Harris 6-4, 6-2. The No. 1 seeds on both the men’s and the women’s sides cruised to easy victories – Kyle Edmund from Great Britain took down Lukas Rosol from the Czech Repuclic 6-3, 6-4, while Wang Qiang of China defeated US-American Claire Lui 6-1, 6-4.

Three US-American women continued their quest to earn a wild card into the BNP Paribas Open with third round victories on Thursday. Nicole Gibbs took care of compatriot Taylor Townsend in straight sets 6-1, 6-1; while Jennifer Brady from Great Britain upset No. 2 seed Alison Riske 6-3, 7-6(4). Francesca DiLorenzo registered her third come-from-behind victory in as many days with a 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(4) victory over Timea Bacsinszky from Switzerland.

RESULTS – FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Women’s Singles – Third Round
[1] [WC] Q. Wang (CHN) d C. Liu (USA) 61 64
J. Brady (USA) d [2] A. Riske (USA) 63 76(4)
[6] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d [10] J. Pegula (USA) 62 62
[11] Z. Diyas (KAZ) d [7] K. Kanepi (EST) 63 76(6)
[8] K. Pliskova (CZE) d K. Ahn (USA) 61 76(2)
N. Gibbs (USA) d [9] T. Townsend (USA) 61 61
[14] V. Golubic (SUI) d [WC] C. Mcnally (USA) 76(4) 61
F. di Lorenzo (USA) d T. Bacsinszky (SUI) 16 62 76(4)

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
T. Townsend (USA) / Y. Wickmayer (BEL) d [2] N. Hibino (JPN) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) 62 63
N. Gibbs (USA) / A. Muhammad (USA) d A. Danilina (KAZ) / I. Neel (USA) 36 63 13-11
K. Pliskova (CZE) / E. Rodina (RUS) d X. Han (CHN) / P. Hon (AUS) 62 16 11-9
V. Lapko (BLR) / M. Minella (LUX) d H. Carter (USA) / E. Shibahara (USA) 63 60

Men’s Singles – Third Round
[1] [WC] K. Edmund (GBR) d [16] L. Rosol (CZE) 63 64
[14] J. Jung (TPE) d [2] F. Krajinovic (SRB) 75 63
[13] A. Bolt (AUS) d [4] E. Donskoy (RUS) 63 36 75
[5] L. Harris (RSA) d D. Young (USA) 64 62
[7] A. Rublev (RUS) d [11] P. Polansky (CAN) 62 75
[8] Y. Maden (GER) d K. Majchrzak (POL) 62 75
S. Caruso (ITA) d [LL] Ma. Redlicki (USA) 76(8) 26 76(1)
D. Evans (GBR) d S. Giraldo (COL) 61 62