Quigley serves up straight-sets victory
Former UK All-American Eric Quigley advanced to the second round of the Fifth Third Bank Championships on Wednesday afternoon with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Riccardo Ghedin.
"I knew what I had to do. My game is play fast and hit the ball hard," Quigley said. "I think I executed well."
Quigley won 79 percent first-serve points, including seven aces.
"I served well in my doubles match a couple days ago, and took the confidence I gained and used it," Quigley said. "I focused on my ball toss and everything just clicked after that."
A partisan crowd watched Quigley win professionally for the second time. He won a qualifying match three weeks ago in Winnetka, Ill.
"The fans here are great and I just hope they can come out again when I play next." Quigley said.
Quigley will play in the second round Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Michael McClune.