Men’s open top seed Marcelo Demoliner cruised into the round of 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory Wednesday at the Washington State Open tennis tournament at Seattle Tennis Club.
Demoliner, who is from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has attained a world ranking of 232 in singles and 73 in doubles, defeated Kainoa Rosa of Federal Way 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 seed Kyle McMorrow of Olympia blanked Wil Cochrane of Ashland, Ore., 6-0, 6-0. Third-seeded Ben McLachlan of Berkeley, Calif., advanced when Danny Riggs of Pompano Beach, Fla., retired in the second set after losing 6-3 in the opener. No. 4 seed Garrett Brasseaux of Mandeville, La., defeated Wendell Watanabe of Duvall 6-3, 6-2.
Women’s open top seed Khristina Blajkevitch of Victoria, B.C., defeated Seattle’s Theresa Ball 6-1, 6-0.
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