Tennis: Mclachlan Picks Up first ATP Point

Queenstown's Ben Mclachlan, who currently attends California Bears US College, picked up his first ATP point at the US$15,000 Men's Futures in Sacramento today.

The 20-year-old Kiwi breezed through qualifying, dropping only nine games in three matches to secure a spot in the main draw.

Mclachlan won his first round against fellow qualifier Vahe Assadourian (USA) 6-0 6-4 for his first victory at a professional event.

In the second round, Mclachlan lost to American Jeff Dadamo, currently ranked 641 in the world, 2-6 6-4 4-6.

Fellow Kiwi Dan King-Turner won his opening match in three sets over Olivier Sajous (HAI) 6-3 6-7(8) 7-5 but fell to Brazilian Pedro Zerbini 7-5 4-6 3-6 in the second round.

Mclachlan's older brother Riki also qualified into the main draw.

The 21-year-old lost 0-6 6-7(4) to German Sebastian Fanselow in the first round

- APNZ

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