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Underdog Gojo Gritty in Second Round Win Over Jomby

Long day of rain delays ends in thrilling finish


LEXINGTON, Ky. –Croation qualifier Borna Gojo (CRO) was tough and gritty in a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (6) win over Tom Jomby (FRA) in the second round of the 2018 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships on Wednesday night as he booked the first ticket in the tournament to the quarterfinal round.

Jomby had all three sets and the third-set tiebreaker on his racket in the match, but was broken in all four of those instances with the toughness and resiliency of Gojo – who won his fifth match of the tournament over a five-day span.

Also in the men’s singles draw, Joris de Loore (BEL), wild card Colin Altamirano (USA) and Stefano Napolitano (ITA) won their matches with two of those being three-setters.

The second seeded player on the women’s side, Arina Rodionova (AUS) marched on in the women’s draw with a three-set thrilling win over fellow countrywoman Ellen Perez (AUS) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. All seeded players in the draw ended up winning on Wednesday.

Most of play in the morning was halted due to overnight flooding and rain in the area, and was interrupted once for rain in the afternoon. The good news in Lexington is that after three days of rain  -the weather pattern has moved out of the area and all signs point to a rain-free ending to the 2018 tournament.

Play continues on the main stadium courts Thursday at 10 a.m. ET with the outside courts following suit one hour later at 11 a.m. ET.

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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