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Hewitt ousted at Countryside Classic

July 26, 2006 at 9:08 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Lleyton Hewitt was ousted in straight sets by Paul Goldstein in the first round of the Countryside Classic in Los Angeles.

Hewitt lost serve four times Tuesday in falling 6-4, 6-4 to Goldstein, who is ranked 86th in the world.

The 6-4, 6-4 score came up often in the first round of the hardcourts tournament, with fourth-seed Robby Ginepri stopping Justin Gimelstob by that score and sixth-seeded Tommy Haas not even facing a break point his 4-and-4 victory over Wayne Arthurs.

Seventh-seeded Slovakian Dominik Hrbaty advanced by topping American qualifier Zack Fleishman 7-5, 7-5. Other wins Tuesday were posted by Swiss qualifier George Bastl, American wild-card entrants Scott Oudsema and Sam Querrey, Russian Marat Safin and Germany's Lars Burgsmuller. Only Burgsmuller needed a third set in winning.

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