Harrison, Sweeting win in DC; Gonzalez withdraws

August 2, 2011 06:31 PM
19-year-old Ryan Harrison continued a strong summer effort in the Olympus US Open Series with a first round win at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

WASHINGTON (AP) - American teen Ryan Harrison extended his strong showing on the U.S. hard-court circuit by overcoming 10 double-faults to beat Mischa Zverev of Germany 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 Tuesday in the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

The 19-year-old Harrison will face No. 3-seeded Viktor Troicki in the second round. Harrison reached the semifinals at his past two tournaments, in Atlanta and Los Angeles, lifting his ranking to a career-best 82nd.

Also Tuesday, Ryan Sweeting defeated Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-2, 6-4 in an all-American matchup. Sweeting faces top-seeded Gael Monfils next.

Fernando Gonzalez, the 2007 Australian Open runner-up, withdrew shortly before he was to play Tommy Haas. Gonzalez cited a bad knee and was replaced by Amer Delic, who lost in qualifying.

 

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