Top-seed struggles in opening round at LG&T

By wbng sports

July 15, 2014 Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 12:03 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Top-seed Bradley Klahn found himself in a hole in the final match of the day at the LG&T Tennis Challenger on Monday. After dropping the first set in the opening round to Jordan Thompson, Klahn bounced back to win the second, 6-1. The only thing to stop Klahn after that was darkness. The match was suspended, and will resume on Tuesday afternoon at Recreation Park.

In the lone upset of the day, Jared Donaldson knocked-off No. 4 Marius Copil in the first round. Donaldson, a 17-year old from Chepacet, R.I., defeated Copil in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1. Copil, a 23-year old from Romania, is ranked No. 161 in the world and earned a top-4 seed in the tournament after qualifying over the weekend.

In the doubles draw, Binghamton University sophomore Thomas Caputo saw his tournament come to an end. Caputo and his partner, Richard Del Nunzio lost to Daniel Nguyen and Raymond Sarmiento.

Here's a look at the rest of Monday's results:

Monday's Results:
Singles – First Round
Ernesto Escobedo, United States, def. Mackenzie McDonald, United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4,
Daniel Nguyen (Q), United States, def. Ryan Shane (WC), United States, 6-4, 6-4,
Dennis Nevolo, United States def. Daniel Smethurst, Great Britain, 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Jared Donaldson, United States, def. Marius Copil (4/Q), Romania, 7-5, 6-1,
Sekou Bangoura (Q), United States def. Facundo Mena, Argentina, 6-0, 5-7, 6-2,
Bradley Klahn (1), United States vs. Jordan Thompson, Australia, 5-7, 6-1, (suspended due to darkness)

Doubles – Qualifying Round (cont. from yesterday)
Graham Alrutz and Keith R. Whittingham, United States def. Taylor Geiger and Krasimir Kolev, United States, 6-4, 6-2,
Doubles – First Round
Takanyi Garanganga and Takura Happy (WC), Zimbabwe def. Graham Alrutz and Keith R. Whittingham, United States, 6-4, 6-3,
Daniel Nguyen and Raymond Sarmiento, United States def. Thomas Caputo and Richard Del Nunzio (WC), United States, 6-3, 7-6,

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