No. 2-seeded Tim Smyczek of Tampa, Fla., faced a tough challenge in the first set from fellow American Noah Rubin before cruising to a 7-6(3), 6-0 victory Tuesday in the first round of the $100,000 Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger at the Natomas Racquet Club.
Third-seeded Matthew Ebden of Australia beat Austin Krajicek 7-5, 7-3 and No. 4 Rajeev Ram of the United States topped Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5), 6-3.
Seventh-seeded Bradley Klahn of the United States struggled against Dimitar Kutrovsky of Bulgaria but got the one break of serve he needed in the third set to win 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.
No. 8 Donald Young of the United States beat Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 6-4, 7-6(6).
Sac State women's golfers finish 8th
Lisa Persson and Chloe Bartek shot 73 and 75, respectively, to lead the Sacramento State women's golf team in the final round of the rain-shortened Rose City Collegiate on Tuesday in Aurora, Ore., according to the school's athletics website
Those performances helped the Hornets move up one spot in the standings, finishing in eighth place. The Hornets finished with a total score of 620, 34 strokes behind Oregon State, which won the team title at 586.
Bee Sports staff