Day three at the Tiburon Challenger saw incredible tennis, with some big guns toppling out of the tournament. Tim Smyzcek, number-one seed in qualifying, fell to Sekou Bangoura. Bangoura came out strong and was able to maintain an extremely high level of tennis throughout the match. Tim was not in his best form, but hats off to Sekou for a strong performance.

Kaichi Uchida put on another stellar performance, beating German Jan Choinski to qualify for the main draw. Uchida won the first set 7-5, lost the second 3-6, but came roaring back winning the third set 6-1.

American Deighton Baughman also put on a good show, beating Alexios Halebian to qualify for the main draw, as did Evan King beating Canadian Filip Pewilo 6-3 6-2.

In the doubles, Tom Fawcett and Edan Leshem beat Sergio Galdos and Roberto Maytin in an upset victory taking them through to the doubles main draw.

First round main draw saw 2010 Tiburon Champion beat Christian Garin 6-3 6-1.
Big serving Aussie Sam Groth was unable to get by USA’s Mitchell Krueger today on stadium court. The match was a see-saw style battle with Krueger getting broken serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set letting Groth back into the match. However, Groth’s serve was not firing and he could not capitalize going down 7-5 in the second set. End score 6-3 7-5 in favor of Krueger.

Men’s Singles First Round

[4] M. Mmoh (USA) d N. Rubin (USA) 61 62
T. Kamke (GER) d C. Garin (CHI) 63 61
M. Krueger (USA) d S. Groth (AUS) 64 75

Men’s Doubles First Round

[PR] A. Gonzalez (COL) / R. Quiroz (ECU) d [WC] J. Lamble (USA) / B. Saraiva (POR) 75 64
[WC] A. Goransson (SWE) / F. Lakat (FRA) d S. Bangoura (USA) / E. King (USA) 26 64 14-12

Men’s Qualifying Singles Third Round

Qualifying S. Bangoura (USA) d [1] T. Smyczek (USA) 62 26 62
Qualifying [4] E. King (USA) d [5] F. Peliwo (CAN) 63 62
Qualifying D. Baughman (USA) d A. Halebian (USA) 63 63
Qualifying K. Uchida (JPN) d J. Choinski (GER) 75 36 61

Men’s Qualifying Doubles – Second Round

Qualifying [WC] T. Fawcett (USA) / E. Leshem (ISR) d [1] S. Galdos (PER) / R. Maytin (VEN) 67(3) 63 10-6