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.