The first day of Main Draw play saw 32 Boys matches and 29 for Girls, with many tough matches especially on the Boys side where four of 16 seeds went down. These upset matches were: Runhao HUA of China ranked 231 defeating Guillermo NUÑEZ of Chile (ranked 93); Nam Hoang LY of Vietnam, no. 276, beating Daniel KERZNERMAN of USA (ranked 113), Rishab AGARWAL of India, no. 186, getting past Sebastian PENALOZA of Chile, ranked 161; and Juan Sebastian MARIÑO of Colombia (ranked 209) downing Luca Corintelli of USA (no. 118). All of these upsets were in straight sets, and second seed Franko MIOCIC of Croatia (no. 57) was almost upset as well as he was forced to come from behind to turn back Marcelo TEBET FILHO of Brazil (no. 214) by a score of 2-6, 7-6, 7-5.

There were few surprises in the opening matches of the girls' draw as all seeded players have advanced to the second round. This includes three byes for the first three seeds. Of particular interest to local fans, Juli RAVENTOS of Costa Rica ranked 1528 surprised Patricia PANTA of Peru (ranked 950) by a 6-4, 6-4 margin. Juli will next take on no. 1 seed Christina MAKAROVA of USA, currently ranked no. 18 on the ITF world listing and last year´s finalist.

The other CRC player to advance was Ariana RAHMANPARAST ranked 804 who defeated Regina CLARK of MEX by a score of 6-4, 6-3. Ariana will meet Valeria PATIUK of ISR in the second round. Valeria is seeded 7 and has a world ranking of no. 90.

Player rankings suggest hard fought matches to come in the second round on the first day of the New Year. Follow the results in person or through this website.

Stadium Night Play

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Thursday, 18 / 1 / 2018
Time   Player
5:30pm USA Tyler ZINK [6]
  BRA Mateus ALVES [3]
6:30pm COL Maria Camila OSORIO [1]
  USA Chloe BECK [5]
8:00pm USA Trey HILDERBRAND [1]
  USA Brandon NAKASHIMA [8]
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