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Tom Jomby Advances to Second Round With Exciting Win

Main draw play opens in Lexington

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Kentucky Wildcat Tom Jomby (FRA) won in straight sets on Monday night in front of a packed house at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center to book his spot in the second round of the 2018 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships.

Jomby breezed through the first set 6-2 before a thrilling second set would push the Frenchman to the limits. After a double-break 4-0 lead for Jomby, Lucas Catarina (MON) would get both breaks back and force a second-set tiebreak. At 1-1, Jomby got a mini-break and then again at 5-5 as he was able to serve out an ace to book his spot into the second round.

In one of the best matches of the day, Georgia Bulldog Kennedy Schaffer (USA) was able to outlast third-seeded Emily Webley-Smith in two sets, 6-0, 7-6 (6) on court one. Schaffer was on cruise control in the first set, hitting her spots and breezing through the opening frame in a little under half an hour. Webley-Smith would put up a great fight in the second set, after breaking with Schaffer serving for the match, she forced a second-set tiebreak. After fending off an early mini-break, Schaffer had the match on her racquet with a 7-6 advantage and hit a great passing shot into the far court to seal the win and book her spot in Tuesday’s qualification finals.

In the early wave of matches, Anastasia Nefedova (USA), Maddison Inglis (AUS) and Alison Bai (AUS) all booked their spots in the qualification finals on the two main center courts. On the outer bank of courts, Amanda Rodgers (USA) won a marathon two hour and 37 minute match over Emily Fanning (NZL) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 breaking in the third set to close out a monumental win for the American.

The USA’s good form on the women’s side continued to Sanaz Marand (USA), who found herself a set down, but fought back to take the final two frames 6-1 and 6-4 over Hayley Carter (USA) in two hours and 51 minutes of on-court time.

Play continues in Lexington on Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET with ATP and ITF action.

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018
CENTER COURT 1 start 9:00 
[5] M. Purcell (AUS) vs J. Menezes (BRA)
[4] L. Broady (GBR) vs [Q] B. Gojo (CRO)
[Q] J. Wolf (USA) vs D. Evans (GBR)
E. Leshem (ISR) vs [7] J. Clarke (GBR)

Not Before 19:00
[WC] J. Fruttero (USA) / R. Schneider (USA) vs H. Grenier (FRA) / T. Jomby (FRA)
Y. Chung (KOR) vs [WC] W. Bushamuka (USA)

 

CENTER COURT 2 start 9:00 
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH

 

COURT 3 start 9:00 
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
A. Lawson (USA) / K. Sell (BRA) vs [3] R. Galloway (USA) / R. Maytin (VEN)

 

COURT 6 start 9:00 
ITF MATCH
[Q] M. Torpegaard (DEN) vs [Alt] A. Harris (AUS)
S. Myneni (IND) vs [3] N. Gombos (SVK)
[Q] A. Rybakov (USA) vs [8] S. Napolitano (ITA)
K. Uchida (JPN) vs [Alt] D. Kelly (AUS)
[1] R. Roelofse (RSA) / L. Saville (AUS) vs S. Myneni (IND) / N. Prashanth (IND)

 

COURT 7 start 9:00 
ITF MATCH
ITF MATCH
[LL] R. Schneider (USA) vs I. Sijsling (NED)
J. De Loore (BEL) vs M. Barrios Vera (CHI)
[6] L. Harris (RSA) vs Y. Uchiyama (JPN)

For more information contact:
Chris Shoals (cmsh223@uky.edu, 513-312-2489)

Lexington Challenger Tennis Charity, Inc.  ((LCTCI a 501(c)3) dba)) Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships was organized in 2012 by a core group of conscience minded citizens with the purpose to raise charitable funds to benefit the local and state community. The idea initiated with the opportunity to generate money through a key event that came available- the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament for Men and Women.  This event along with many other fundraising throughout the year will provide the resources to disperse funds to other charities in the community that operate with like minded missions. The tournament has been held in Lexington, KY at the UK Hilary J. Boone Center for 24 years. For more information on LCTCI or Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, contact Brooks Lundy at lblundy1@gmail.com or www.lexingtonchallenger.com

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