Today brought USTA qualifying play to UK's Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. The Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships are one of 94 tournaments that serve as a path to the US Open in August. Participants in today's tournament are ranked about 50 to 200 in the world.
The only US man to play this early afternoon, Marcus Fugate was defeated by Mao-Xin Gong of China 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
On the women's side the US played mostly domestic rivalries and won both of the only two international matches played today.
These championships have in the past been played by John Isner, James Blake, Tommy Haas, Lleyton Hewitt, Katarina Srebotnik, and Justin Gimmelstob.
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