ON TOUR: Smith Wins First Round in California

Four-time All-American John-Patrick Smith won his opening round of the USTA Futures of Laguna Niguel (Calif.) in lopsided fashion Wednesday, beating qualifier Rafael Davidian 6-1, 6-2.

On Thursday, Smith faces third-seeded Chris Eaton of Great Britain, who had an equally easy time in his first match, winning 6-1, 6-0.

Smith and Ben Rogers also resume doubles play Thursday, playing Chris Kearney and Sahr Timothy Kpulun in the quarterfinals.

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