Smyczek, Klahn win at Royal Lahaina Challenger

Second-seeded Tim Smyczek and third-seeded Bradley Klahn both won straight-set matches during the first round of the Royal Lahaina Challenger’s main draw on Tuesday at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch.

Smyczek of the United States beat Japan’s Hiroki Moriya 6-2, 6-4. Klahn, also of the U.S., defeated Petr Michnev of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6(3).

American Jack Sock, the No. 4 seed, retired during the second set of his match against Taipei’s Tsung-Hua Yang. Yang led 6-4, 2-1 at the time.

Americans Daniel Kosa-kowski and Jared Donaldson as well as Taipei’s Chieh-Fu Wang won singles quailfying matches on Tuesday.

Main Draw


First Round

No. 2 Tim Smyczek (USA) def. Hiroki Moriya (Japan) 6-2, 6-4.

No. 3 Bradley Klahn (USA) def. Petr Michnev (Czech Republic) 6-3 7-6 (3).

Tsung-Hua Yang (Tapei def. No. 4 Jack Sock (USA) 6-4, 2-1 retired.

No. 6 Denis Kudla (USA) def James Ward (Great Britian) 6-4 6-3.

Thibaud Berland (France) def. No. 9 Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-4, 6-1.

Tatsuma Ito (Japan) def. James McGee (Ireland) 7-6 (2), 6-4.


First Round

Frank Dancevic (Canada)/Peter Polansky (Canada) def. Tyler Hochwalt (USA)/Dean O’Brien (Russia) 6-2, 6-3.

Bradley Klahn (USA)/Mitchell Krueger (USA) def. Mikael Maatta (Sweden)/Jan Tribler (Denmark) 6-3, 6-3.