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Seeded players not safe as USTA Nationals continue in Kalamazoo

by Carolyn Binder

Monday proved to be a rough day for seeded players as singles action dominated play at the USTA 18 and 16 Nationals in Kalamazoo on Monday.

Entering the tournament as the 22-seed in 18s singles, 

Thomas Mayronne advanced to the third round with a straight sets win over the weekend. Behind several unforced errors Monday, Mayronne was eliminated by unseeded Samuel Tullis (7-5, 6-4) on Centre Court at Stowe. Thomas held a 5-3 first set lead before dropping three consecutive points on his serve.

Tullis will play Luca Corinteli, the number 6-seed, in round four of singles play which is slated for 9 am Tuesday at Stowe Stadium.

The upset of the day belonged to unseeded Samuel Shropshire who knocked off the third seed Stefan Kozlov in straight sets (6-4, 7-6(5)) on Centre Court. Shropshire dominated the opening set, running out to a 4-0 lead, and carried a pair of match points at 5-4 in the second set.

Loy Norrix senior Davis Crocker fell in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) to Trevor Johnson, who also defeated Crocker in doubles earlier this week. Paul Oosterbaan pulled out of his consolation singles match with a left quad injury. He along with doubles partner are scheduled to play doubles Tuesday as the third seed to the fourth round.

Wall-to-wall tournament coverage can be found locally on Public Media Network, Charter channel 95 as well as AT&T. Fans can also watch a live webstream on the official USTA website .  

Carolyn Binder is a sports anchor for 1660 The Fan and WKZO in Kalamazoo. Follow Carolyn on Twitter