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Netherlands' Robin Haase kicks off Topshelf Open with victory

June 16, 2013 at 3:13 PM

S'HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Local favorite Robin Haase of the Netherlands rallied past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer Sunday, kicking off first-round action at the grass-court Topshelf Open.

Haase was down after the first set but battled back for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 decision over Mayer to gain the second round at Autotron Rosmalen.

Also notching a victory Sunday was German Daniel Brands, who dispatched Jesse Huta Galung of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-2.

The two-time defending champion at the Dutch Wimbledon tuneup is David Ferrer of Spain.

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