Four qualifiers earn spots in Royal Lahaina main draw

The Maui News

Zhe Li, the top-seeded player in the Sportmaster Tennis Championships of Maui qualifying bracket, advanced to the main draw by winning two matches Monday at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch.

Zhe won 6-3, 6-0 over Juan Erro before rallying from a set down to defeat sixth-seeded Kaichi Uchida 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

Roberto Quiroz, Kento Takeuchi and Antoine Bellier also advanced to the main draw in the USTA Pro Circuit event, which begins today.

The top-seeded player in the field is 101st-ranked Jared Donaldson, who won the event in 2015 and will face Alexander Sarkissian today.

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Sportmaster Tennis Championships of Maui

At Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch

Monday’s Results

Singles

Qualifying

Second Round

Zhe Li (1), China, def. Juan Erro, Spain, 6-3, 6-0.

Kaichi Uchida (6), Japan, def. Joe Salisbury, Britain, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

Roberto Quiroz (2), Ecuador, def. Jackson Withrow, United States, 6-4, 6-2.

Jose Statham (5), New Zealand, def. Lucas Renard, Sweden, 6-2, 6-2.

Daniel Nguyen (3), United States, def. Luke Bambridge, Britain, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Kento Takeuchi (7), Japan, def. Ruben Gonzales, Philippines 7-6 (13), 6-4.

Third Round

Antoine Bellier (8), Switzerland, def. Mao-Xin Gong, China, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Zhe Li (1), China, def. Kaichi Uchida (6), Japan, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

Roberto Quiroz (2), Ecuador, def. Jose Statham (5), New Zealand, 5-7, 7-6 (4), retired.

Kento Takeuchi (7), Japan, def. Daniel Nguyen, United States, 7-6 (8), 6-2.

Today’s Matches

Singles

Main Draw

First Round

Center Court

Dennis Novikov, United States, vs. Hyeon Chung (2), South Korea, 10 a.m.

Di Wu, China, vs. Tommy Paul, United States, following match.

Vasek Pospisil (8), Canada vs. Michael Mmoh, United States, not before 12:30 p.m.

Jared Donaldson (1), United States, vs. Alexander Sarkissian, United States, following match.

Court 1

Henri Laaksonen (7), Switzerland, vs. Filip Dolezel, Czech Republic, 10 a.m.

Court 5

Tatsuma Ito, Japan, vs. Bradley Klahn, United States, 10 a.m.

Noah Rubin, United States, vs. Ze Zhang, China, following match

Jan Satral, Czech Republic, vs. Mitchell Krueger, United States, not before 12:30 p.m.

Doubles

Qualifying

First Round

Court 1

Antoine Bellier, Switzerland, and Kento Takeuchi, Japan, vs. John Paul Fruttero, United States, and Zihao Xia, China, following first Court 1 match.

Main Draw

First Round

Court 1

Zhe Li, China, and Jose Statham, New Zealand, vs. Austin Krajicek, United States, and Jackson Withrow, United States, not before 1 p.m.

Bradley Klahn, United States, and Tennys Sandgren, United States, vs. Ruben Gonzales, Philippines, and Toshihide Matsui (4), Japan, following match.

Court 5

Marco Chiudinelli, Switzerland, and Tatsuma Ito, Japan vs. Hendrik Bode, Germany and Yann Renault, France, following third Court 5 match.

Cameron Norrie, Britain, and Finn Tearney, New Zealand, vs. Mao-Xin Gong, China and Ze Zhang (2), China, following match.

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