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Somdev advances in Lexington Challenger

Last updated on: July 22, 2008 16:20 IST

Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with second seed Bobby Reynolds after carving out an impressive straight sets win over Jamie Baker at the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger tournament in Lexington.

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Devvarman, who has won three Futures titles this season, pipped his British opponent 7-5, 6-2 in the opening round of the hard court event

Reynolds beat Japanese Toshihide Matsui 6-4, 6-4.

However, the Indian crashed out of the doubles as he and American partner Rylan Rizza went down 2-6, 6-3, 6-10 to Victor Estrella of Dominica Republic and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico.

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