facebook
twitter
search
search

Young, Fognini lose in upsets in Morocco

April 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM
| License Photo

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 9 (UPI) -- Seeded players Donald Young and Fabio Fognini were beaten Monday in first-round action at the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.

Benoit Paire took out Young, the No. 5 seed, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in a 2-hour match.

The match turned on a seesaw second set that saw four breaks and Young ahead 5-3 in the tiebreaker. But Paire took the last four points in the tiebreaker and then won 2-of-3 break-point chances on the final set.

Earlier Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ousted the eighth-seeded Fognini 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Garcia-Lopez converted both of his break chances in the first and third sets to advance.

Igor Andreev won 70 percent of the points on serve in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Albert Montanes in Monday's other match.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback