Former Tiger Ken Skupski
Former Tiger Ken Skupski
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Skupski Knocks Off Defending US Open Champs
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Published: September 01, 2012, 07:13 PM (CT)
by Jake Terry (@LSUjake), Associate SID

NEW YORK - Former LSU men's tennis All-American Ken Skupski and doubles partner Jamie Delgado pulled off an upset win against 10th-seeded and defending US Open champions Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner in the second round Saturday.

Skupski and Delgado fought off the defending champions to win in two tight sets 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7) on court 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

With the win Skupski and Delgado advance to the Round of 16 where they will face sixth-seeded Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez on Monday.

Skupski has now reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. His previous best was second round appearances at Wimbledon (2010, 2012), the Australian Open (2010) and the French Open (2010).

Follow LSU men's tennis on Twitter @LSUTennis and for the latest updates. Be sure to follow Skupski on Twitter as well @k_skupski.


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