NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Tommy Robredo claimed a straight-set victory Monday in the second round of the $650,000 Pilot Pen tennis tournament in Connecticut.
Robredo was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Marc Gicquel in the first day of action at the final hardcourt tune-up before the U.S. Open. Robredo and the other seeded players were given byes into second-round play.
The Pilot Pen tournament winner will collect $84,000.