Mitchell Krueger, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, made tennis look easy Wednesday in his second-round match at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships. Krueger defeated Ryan Sweeting, a U.S. Open Juniors champion with a carrier-high singles ranking of No. 64, in straight sets, 6-1 6-1.
Krueger is on a hot streak lately in the Challenger level tournaments, making it to the quarterfinals of the last two events. Krueger advances to the quarterfinals to play Omar Jasika, an 18-year-old from Australia.
Jaime Loeb, the 2015 NCAA women's singles champion out of North Carolina, lost in the first round of the women's main draw to Amandine Hesse of France, 6-4 7-5. Loeb had the clear momentum moving through the second set and was up 5-1 when the weather took a turn, delaying play for more than two hours. After the delay Loeb, who is battling a lower-back injury, couldn't get things going again and Hesse came out fresh to take six games in a row and win the match.