Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/11/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Donald Young of the USA plays a forehand in his second round match against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during day four of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

By Stephanie Neppl

The 2012 Heineken Open lost its first seeded player as American Donald Young lost a three-setter to Alejandro Falla of Colombia.

Young took the first set, but his opponent came back to take the next two to knock out our 7th seed.

“It’s really disappointing,” Young said. “It’s not nice to lose the first match of the year but it happens. He’ll be sticking around for the doubles to play with partner James Cerretani of the US.

In other first round matches, Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci took out Rui Machado of Portugal.

The qualifying tournament wrapped up earlier today with Adrian Mannarino, Benoit Paire, Tobias Kamke and Stephane Bohli successfully making the main draw.

The night session features Santiago Giraldo of Colombia versus the last Kiwi standing – Michael Venus.

 

Stephanie Neppl is in Auckland, New Zealand covering the Heineken Open for the tournament web site. She is the Social Media Manager for Tennis Auckland covering the ASB Classic and Heineken Open.

Follow the Heineken Open on their web site http://www.heinekenopen.co.nz, twitter https://twitter.com/#!/HeinekenOpenAKL  and Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/HeinekenOpenAuckland.
ATP World Tour 250
Auckland, New Zealand  (+13 hours GMT)
9-14 January, 2012     Surface: Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 9 JANUARY, 2012

Singles – First Round
[6] T Bellucci (BRA) d R Machado (POR) 63 76(3)
A Falla (COL) d [7] D Young (USA) 46 63 63
S Giraldo (COL) d [WC] M Venus (NZL) 64 63

Doubles – First Round
D Marrero (ESP) / A Sa (BRA) d D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) 64 26 10-4

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY, 2012

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[Q] A Mannarino (FRA) vs [5] K Anderson (RSA)
[8] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [Q] S Bohli (SUI)
[WC] R Harrison (USA) vs [WC] S Querrey (USA)
Not Before 4:30 PM
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs T Bellucci (BRA) / S Giraldo (COL) – Possible Court Change
Not Before 7:00 PM
J Ferrero (ESP) vs [Q] B Paire (FRA)
L Dlouhy (CZE) / M Melo (BRA) vs [2] E Butorac (USA) / B Soares (BRA)

COURT 2 start 1:00 pm
I Kunitsyn (RUS) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
A Ramos (ESP) vs L Rosol (CZE)
Not Before 4:00 PM
J Cerretani (USA) / D Young (USA) vs C Berlocq (ARG) / J Chela (ARG) – After Suitable Rest

COURT 4 start 1:00 pm
C Berlocq (ARG) vs F Volandri (ITA)
O Rochus (BEL) vs [Q] T Kamke (GER)
A Montanes (ESP) vs P Starace (ITA)
[1] O Marach (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) vs D Ferrer (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) 62 52 – After Suitable Rest – 62 52

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Richard Sherman calls out Kraft, Goodell over their friendship

Brandon Jennings to miss 6-9 months with Achilles injury

Report: Josh Gordon tests positive for alcohol

Report: Yankees reject A-Rod's request for apology meeting

Jim Harbaugh has landed three recruits in 24 hours

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: NFL tried to catch Patriots in the act

John Harbaugh: Bill Belichick is best coach of this century

Van Gundy rips Bulls management about Thibs

NFL warns Seahawks about 'obscene gestures'

Lane Kiffin will remain with Alabama in 2015

Colts LB Andrew Jackson arrested on DUI charge

Duke unveils 'K' hats after Coach K's 1,000th victory

Irina Shayk dumped Ronaldo over cheating rumors?

Mike Napoli almost retired because of sleep apnea

WATCH: 'Saturday Night Live' takes on Deflategate

Should Tom Izzo be worried about his Spartans?

Five potentially fatal flaws for Seahawks in the Super Bowl

WATCH: Urban, OSU students send message to Mark May

The five best Super Bowl matchups ever

WATCH: Mike Riley gets big welcome at Nebraska game

Leonard Fournette's brother commits to LSU

Bledsoe not happy about other QBs trashing Brady

Red Sox P Joe Kelly predicts he will win Cy Young Award

Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Brandon Jennings out 6-9 months

Josh Gordon tests positive for alcohol

Report: A-Rod's apology meeting request gets rejected

Harbaugh rapidly landing recruits

WATCH: 'SNL' spoofs Deflategate

NFL tried to catch Pats in act?

Bill Nye: Belichick didn't make sense

Is it time for Tom Izzo to worry?

Jennings suffers horrific injury

Seahawks GM: I love Lynch's act

Lane Kiffin staying with Alabama

Belichick goes 'My Cousin Vinny'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.