24 Jul McGee and King also advance to second round at FBD Mens Irish Open
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Day two at FBD Men’s Irish Open started off with a rain delay, forcing play to commence an hour and fifteen minutes later than scheduled. The day began with Daniel Glancy of Ireland on Court 1, who was matched against Albano Olivetti of France. Olivetti, who is said to serve at 254 kph, defeated Glancy in the slippery conditions 6-3 7-6(4).
The next Irish player on Court 1 was James McGee, who played Mexico’s Manuel Sanchez. McGee quickly won the first set 6-3, and followed up with a 7-6 to seal the victory.
Ireland’s third singles player to take the court today was Barry King. King was paired against Aaron Banasik of Great Britain, who he overcame with a scoreline 6-4 6-3.
The final singles match with an Irish player was the one of Tristan Farron-Mahon, whose opponent was Alexandros Jakupovic of Greece. Jakupovic beat Farron-Mahon 6-3 6-3.
Other results from the singles matches played today were:
-Elie Rousset (FRA) defeated Harry Meehan (GBR) 7-6  3-6 7-6 
-Nicholas John Andrews (USA) was beaten by Daniel Cox (GBR) 6-4 2-6 2-6
-Rudy Coco (FRA) beat Shane La Porte (USA) 6-4 6-4
-Jaime Pulgar-Garcia (ESP) was defeated by Josh Goodall (GBR) 6-4 3-6 4-6.
The doubles matches played today were played under a light rain late in the afternoon. Sam Barry and Ciaran Fitzgerald of Ireland played Nicholas John Andrews of the United States and Ben McLachlan of New Zealand. Barry and Fitzgerald beat Andrews and McLachlan 6-3 6-1.
Two more Irish players, Julian Bradley and Stephen Martin were defeated by Great Britain’s Luke Johnson and Harry Meehan 4-6 4-6.
The final match played at Fitzwilliam LTC today was a doubles match between Manuel Sanchez of Mexico and his partner Neil Pauffley of Great Britain versus Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Michael Look of Australia. Pauffley and Sanchez defeated Look and Daniell 6-4 4-6 [10-7] .
For full results and order of play for tomorrow, please visit : www.tennisireland.ie/home/mensirishopen
Play will commence at 1pm tomorrow at Fitzwilliam TC with entry free of charge.