Paul Battles Back At Tiburon Challenger

Tommy Paul (photo: Natalie Kim Photography)

TIBURON, September 26, 2019

Top seed Tommy Paul opened his title bid at the First Republic Tiburon Challenger with a three-set win over US-American wild card entry Brandon Holt on Wednesday. The World No. 87 from the United States converted four of his six break point opportunities to seal a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 48 minutes.

Paul will next take on Hugo Gaston of France, who defeated No. 13 seed Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 34 minutes.

Roberto Quiroz from Ecuador caused the upset of the day by knocking out the tournament’s No. 2 Denis Kudla from the United States, winning 6-3, 6-2. The 27-year-old from Guayaquil won 87 per cent of his first-service points and 61 per cent of the total points played to advance to the third round after only 61 minutes.

Quiroz will next play No. 16 seeded US-American Maxime Cressy, who emerged victorious from the encounter with his compatriot JJ Wolf. Cressy won 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes.

Wednesday, September 25, RESULTS

Men’s Singles, Second Round

[1] T. Paul (USA) d. [WC] B. Holt (USA) 57 63 62

R. Quiroz (ECU) d. [2] D. Kudla (USA) 63 62

[3] M. Giron (USA) d. M. Redlicki (USA) 64 75

[WC] B. Nakashima (USA) d. [6] M. Mmoh (USA) 57 63 64

[7] D. King (BAR) d. U. Blanch (USA) 26 76(2) 75

[8] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) vs. E. Leshem (ISR) 6460

[9] E. Couacaud (FRA) d. J. Aragone (USA) 63 61

[10] C. Eubanks (USA) d. M. Arevalo (ESA) 64 64

S. Bangoura (USA) [12] d. P. Polansky (CAN) 61 64

H. Gaston (FRA) d. [13] D. Galan (COL) 36 63 64

[16] M. Cressy (USA) d. J.J. Wolf (USA) 61 64

Men’s Doubles, First Round

[2] A. Lawson (USA)/J. Withrow (USA) d. H. Hach Verdugo (MEX)/D. Novikov (USA) 36 63 12-10

[3] R. Galloway (USA)/R. Maytin (VEN) d. [PR] N. Barrientos (COL)/D. Galan (COL) 63 64

[PR] N. Pasha (USA)/M. Schnur (USA) d. [4] A. Goransson (SWE)/S. Verbeek (NED) 63 67(0) 10-7

J. Aragone (USA)/D. King (BAR) d. [WC] U. Blanch (USA)/M. Redlicki (USA) 63 76(2)