US Open: VCORE Players Advance to Second Round

Day 2 saw more victories for YONEX players, this time for Team VCORE.

In men’s singles, World No. 5 Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO) clutched a first round win in straight sets against Spanish Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The match proved close in the third set, with Stan’s Spanish opponent looking to force a fourth. Stan however powered forward through to a tiebreaker, sealing the match at 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(6). The Roland Garros champion scored 10 aces and 53 winners against the World No. 58, and now stands undefeated against the Spaniard, with a head-to-head record of 5-0.

Elsewhere, former US Open champion Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97, YONEX Shoes) exhibited great energy on the court against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan. The Australian veteran came down strong on his opponent, securing a 6-0, 7-6, 1-0 victory before Nedovyesov retired. Meanwhile, Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka (VCORE Si 98, POLYTOUR SPIN, FUSION REV) pulled off a come-back victory over French Paul-Henri Mathieu in full sets at 6-4, 2-6, 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-2.

In women’s singles, Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100) advanced confidently in her first round match against Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru. The German rushed to a 5-0 lead in the first set, but faced some resistance from her opponent before finishing the set. The second set proved smoother for the German, wrapping the match up at 6-3, 6-1 with 18 winners to her name. Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN) also comfortably moved into the second round with a straight 6-1, 6-4 win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus, scoring 11 aces en route.

The VCORE series is made to give aggressive players a great boost power through unique racquet design. The new VCORE Tour F features “fins” carved into the inside of the racquet head to increase serve speed by 6% while cutting down on air resistance by 14%. The VCORE Si features the BT HYBRID STRINGING SYSTEM, which gives players an increase in spin due to specially shaped grommet holes that allow for greater string movement.

US Open 2015 Day 2 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles Round 1

[5] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(6)

Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97, YONEX Shoes)(AUS) def. Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 6-0, 7-6(2), 1-0 Ret.

Yoshihito Nishioka (VCORE Si 98, POLYTOUR SPIN, FUSION REV)(JPN) def. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-2

[3] Andy Murray (GBR) def. Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Women’s Singles Round 1

[11] Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100)(GER) def. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 6-3 6-1

[24] Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour F 97POLYTOUR SPIN)(GER) def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-1, 6-4

US Open: VCORE Players Advance to Second Round