Monday, September 6, 2010

Big Ten Representation Down to One at US Open

The Big Ten is down to one representative at the 2010 US Open Championships.Rajeev Ram, the former Illini who was the last remaining player from the conference in the main draws, dropped on Sunday.  Ram and partner Aravane Rezai of France were pitted against the fourth-seeded team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Daniel Nestor in the Mixed Doubles event.  After the duo pulled out the first set in a tiebreaker, the seeds came back for the second and took the win with a 10/5 score in the match tiebreaker, played in lieu of a third set.

University of Michigan sophomore Evan King is representing the Big Ten in the Junior Championships at the US Open, playing singles.  In the first round of singles, he upset Australia's Jason Kubler, the sixth seed, 7-5,6-1.  King is off on Monday and expected to play on Tuesday, facing Mate Delic of Croatia.

Photo of Rajeev Ram with doubles partner Bobby Reynolds.
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