APTOS, Calif. — Virginia sophomore Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) had a strong showing this week at the Comerica Bank Challenger, a $75,000 event on the ATP Challenger Tour at the Seascape Sports Club. Domijan, ranked No. 985 in the world, advanced to the main draw through qualifying before winning a round in the main draw.
Domijan upset the top seed in qualifying, world No. 393 Nick Lindahl of Australia, 6-1, 6-4 in his first match. He followed that with three set wins over Jordan Kerr of Australia and world No. 856 Rudolf Siwy of the Czech Republic (and former Fresno State standout) to reach the main draw.
In the first round of the main draw Domijan topped world No. 397 Toshihide Matsui of Japan 6-3, 6-4. In the second round, his run came to an end with a 7-5, 6-3 loss to the top seed, world No. 62 Igor Kunitsyn of Russia.