After a rainy outing on Wednesday, things finally got back on track Thursday at the LG&T Tennis Challenger, with the day beginning at around 9:00 am.
Good crowd on hand taking advantage of the clear skies.
And with the beautiful weather, the umbrellas got a different use today, shade.
After top-seed Jordan Thompson won in straight sets, second-seeded Marcel Granollers faced Alessandro Bega.
This one would see the two seed take it in two sets, 7-5, 6-4.
Granollers advances to the round of 16.
We also had the first upset of the tournament Thursday.
Qualifying winner Mikael Torpegaard and fourth-seeded Bradley Klahn.
After winning the first set in a tiebreaker 7-6, Torpegaard had to dig deep and come back to force yet another tiebreak in the second set, and he would go on to take that one 7-6 as well, winning by three points.
After the match, Torpegaard explained that even on a nice day like today, the weather still takes a toll.
“Yeah, it’s hot out here, you know. It’s a complete 180 in settings with the sun, and rain, and no wind, and it’s super humid. It’s not something I’m used to coming out of Denmark and Columbus, you know. It’s not known to be very humid there. So, it’s something I have to work with. I have to try and finish a little quicker than I usually do,” he said.
The Ohio State alum continues his quest for the tournament title in the round of 16.