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Krueger Cruises to Quarter-Finals

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News Release – July 30, 2015
Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships
www.lexingtonchallenger.com

 

Krueger Cruises to Quarter-Finals

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Nobody said that tennis was easy, but Mitchell Krueger, a native of Fort Worth, TX, made it appear that way in his second round match at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships.  Krueger defeated Ryan Sweeting, a U.S. Open Juniors Champion with a carrier high singles ranking of #64, in straight sets 6-1 6-1.

In a match that only lasted 50 minutes and had one delay due to lightning, Krueger made just a few errors, only double faulting twice and making over 60% of his first serves.

“I thought I came out with a lot of good energy and good intensity.  Definitely happy with how I played, I didn’t give him very many free points.  I was really consistent and felt like I did a good job,” said Krueger after the match.

Krueger is on a hot streak lately in the Challenger level tournaments, making it to the quarter-finals of the last two events that were held in Binghamton, NY and Winnetka, IL. The tournament prior was a Futures event which he made it to the finals. All this recent success paved the way for a well-earned wildcard into the main draw of the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships.

Krueger advances to the quarter-finals to play Omar Jasika, an 18 year old from Australia. The two players have met twice before with each winning once. It was destined that they meet in the Lexington Challenger to play a decisive grudge match, which is scheduled to take place Friday – the time has not been determined.

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Weather Delay Causes Tough Day for Loeb

The 2015 NCAA Women’s singles Champion, Jaime Loeb, got defeated in the first round of the women’s main draw by Amandine Hesse of France, 6-4 7-5. In a match that Loeb had the clear momentum moving through the second set and was up 5-1, the weather took a turn for the worst, delaying play for over two hours. After the rain delay Loeb, who is battling a lower-back injury, couldn’t get things going again and Hesse came out fresh to take six games in a row and win the match.

“She was in control right before the rain came. Before the delay, I think she was feeling fine when she was up and feeling warm, but when she had to get off the court things kind of tightened up. She’s been having problems with her back. After going back on court it was tough for her to move and tough for her to make shots, just couldn’t get things going again. It happens unfortunately,” said Loeb’s coach Felix Alvarado.

 

 

For more information, please contact media coordinator Christopher Ware at 205-960-8009 or chris.madison.ware@gmail.com. 

 

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