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First-round matches of the US Open Wild Card Playoff were postponed due to rain today and have been rescheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Friday at The Junior Champions Tennis Training Center at College Park, Three first-round matches were halted in progress after approximately 45 minutes of play with the following scores:
Tennys Sandgren (5) leads Rhyne Williams (4) 3-2
Ashley Weinhold (2) leads Madison Keys (7) 4-3
Nicole Gibbs (8) leads Julia Cohen 6-0, 1-0
â€œWe had the option to move the matches indoors, but we really want to complete the tournament outdoors weather permitting,â€ said Lew Brewer, USTA US Open Wild Card Playoff tournament director. â€œIf rains hits Friday, the matches will be moved indoors and throughout the weekend if necessary. We have decided to move our semifinals to Saturday and our finals to Sunday.â€
Friday's schedule of play will be as follows:
Stadium Court at 11 a.m.
Julia Cohen (1) vs. Nicole Gibbs (8), in progress
Ahsha Rolle (4) vs. Beatrice Capra (5)
Denis Kudla (2) vs. Bjorn Fratangelo (7)
Bobby Reynolds (1) vs. Bradley Klahn (8)
Grandstand Court at 11 a.m.
Ashley Weinhold (2) vs. Madison Keys (7), in progress
Gail Brodsky (3) vs. Jessica Pegula (6)
Daniel Kosakowski (3) vs. Mitchell Frank (6)
Court 3 at 11 a.m.
Tennys Sandgren (4) vs. Rhyne Williams (5), in progress
Eight first-round matches (four men's and four women's matches) were to be played Thursday with men's and women's semifinals scheduled for Friday and finals on Saturday. Due to the postponement of play, the event has been extended through Sunday.
Saturday 4 pm: Two women's semifinals followed by two men's semifinals
Sunday 11 am: Women's final followed by men's final
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