FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. – Former Belmont men's tennis assistant coach Brian Baker won his first round match at the U.S. Open held Wednesday afternoon in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The Nashville native, who was also a student at Belmont through last spring, beat Jan Hajek in straight sets: 6-3, 6-4, and 6-2. It was Baker's first win at the U.S. Open since 2005, his last appearance in the championship. In the victory, Brian won 77 percent of his first serves and had 35 winners.
He will now face #8 seed Janko Tipsanevic in the second round. That match will most likely be scheduled for Friday.
For more scores and information, check out the U.S. Open website at www.usopen.org.
UPDATE -- The Brian Baker - Janko Tipsanevic second round match will be the fourth match on the grandtstand court today (Friday). Matches begin there at 10:00am CT. You can watch the matches on that court at ESPN3.com or through the Watch ESPN app.