Eleven Seeds Advance in Qualifying

August 15, 2009 05:30 PM
MASON – Eleven of the 14 seeds in the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters qualifying draw advanced into the final round with wins on Sunday.

Australian Chris Guccione recorded the biggest upset of the day, knocking off No. 5 seed Andrey Golubev 7-6(5) 6-4.

Lukasz Kubot, who got into the draw as an alternate, picked up a 6-1 6-2 win over No. 9 seed Teimuraz Gabashvili.

American Rajeev Ram from Carmel, Ind., defated No. 13 seed Ernests Gulbis, 3-6 6-3 6-4. Ram won his first career title earlier this year in Newport.

Ram is joined in the final round of qualifying on Sunday by fellow Americans Robert Kendrick and Kevin Kim.

The final round of qualifying begins at 10 am on Sunday. The seven winners of those matches will move into the main draw.

QUALIFYING DRAW
SUNDAY ORDER OF PLAY

SATURDAY’S MEN'S QUALIFYING FIRST ROUND RESULTS
[1] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) d [ALT] Jesse Levine (USA) 61 76(4)
[2] Julien Benneteau (FRA) d Michael Russell (USA) 76(1) 75
[3] Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) d Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 75 36 63
[4] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) d Santiago Giraldo (COL) 46 64 76(3)
Chris Guccione (AUS) d [5] Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 76(5) 64
[6] Simone Bolelli (ITA) d [WC] Devin Britton (USA) 64 63
[7] Denis Istomin (UZB) d Michael Llodra (FRA) 63 76(5)
[8] Robert Kendrick (USA) d [WC] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 46 63 64
[ALT] Lukasz Kubot (POL) d [9] Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 61 62
[10] Jan Hernych (CZE) d [WC] Ryan Harrison (USA) 63 63
[11] Rainier Schuettler (GER) d Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) 63 75
[12] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d [WC] Donald Young (USA) 64 76(6)
Rajeev Ram (USA) d [13] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 36 63 64
[14] Kevin Kim (USA) d Brendan Evans (USA) 76(2) 62


 

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