Mitch is in the semifinals of Indian Harbour Beach after defeating Gianni Mina in 3 tight sets, expect him to play more futures during the summer break. I think he was out with injury this time last year, so good opportunities to build his ranking. He will play the No.2 seed Marcelo Arevalo next, tough one but good luck.
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The best match of the day was between Mitchell Frank and Nathan Pasha. Pasha used his power game to work over Frank and take the first set 6-3, but Frank would prove more reliable in the 2nd set, as Pasha slipped up and dropped it 6-2. At this point, It was déjà vu for the University of Georgia standout, as he faced the same situation last year in Atlanta 1st round qualifying. Unfortunately for him, the result would be the same as Frank would hold his serve throughout the 3rd before getting a couple of lucky netcords to break and seal the match 6-4 in the 3rd.
Frank is a junkballer who uses a lot of slice and drop shots and has loopy strokes, but he tends to overplay points at times and extend them longer than he should, thus giving his opponents more chances and extending his time on court. He is certainly not the prototypical American player.