By Gene Park
DALLAS, TX — Robby Ginepri may not have started Monday evening the way he would have liked, but the 30-year-old veteran was able to advance against another seasoned player. Ginepri dropped the first set 6-3 to 14-year pro Rik De Voest on Stadium Court during the first round of the Challenger of Dallas. But Ginepri evened things up with a 6-3 second set win and was able to close things out by holding serve and getting a break in a 6-4 third set.
Ginepri moves on to meet the two-time Challenger of Dallas Singles Champion Ryan Sweeting in the quarterfinals. Sweeting took the court earlier in the day and despite committing seven double faults, he was still able to knock out the No.3-seeded Tim Smyczek 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to begin the days main draw play.
Number 2 seed Michael Russell followed on Stadium Court and rallied back from dropping the first set against Taipei’s Jimmy Wang to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Rajeev Ram, a two-time Dallas Doubles Champion, had to overc...