STOWE, Vt. - Pro tennis has come to Vermont. Seven ATP tennis professionals are scheduled to play this week in the Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic at Spruce Peak. The tournament does not award prize money or ATP Tour points, and serves as a warmup for the U.S. Open.
Before weather shortened the first day's matches, the 24th ranked player in the world, Albert Ramos-Vinolas defeated 51st ranked Jared Donaldson, a native of Rhode Island. The match went to a third set tiebreaker and finished 7-5, 3-6, (10-4).
After his victory, Ramos says, "I'm really happy to be here. It's a great opportunity for me to practice for the U.S. Open and a great atmosphere in the mountains. So I'm feeling great, feeling fresh."
Donaldson spoke on his opponent: "Albert's a really great player, he's a solid top-20 player. That's what happens when you play against another good player. You have a lot of chances and its whoever converts on them, and you know, he was a little better than me today."
The following match featured former world number-two Tommy Haas and 2014 Wimbledon doubles champion Vasek Pospisil. Pospisil defeated Haas 6-2 in the first set of the match before rain halted the day's matches.
Play at Spruce Peak will resume Wednesday morning at 11:30am, beginning at with the conclusion of Haas-Pospisil.
For more information, check out the following link: http://mailchi.mp/grandslamtennistours/important-wednesdays-smlc-schedule
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