Pospisil ousted by Lopez

Vernon's Vasek Pospisil fell to world No. 25 seed Feliciano Lopez 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-7 (5) in his second-round match of the U.S. Open Friday afternoon in New York.

Vasek Pospisil is out of the U.S. Open, but he didn’t go quietly.

The Vernon native fell to world No. 25 seed Feliciano Lopez 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-7 (5) in his second-round match Friday afternoon in New York.

Pospisil, ranked 143rd and playing in only his second Grand Slam tennis singles match, pushed the Spaniard for three-hours, 22-minutes. By contrast, Pospisil’s first-round win over the Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol took just 82 minutes.

The 21-year-old saved three match point in the third set, eventually taking the tight contest into a tiebereaker. Lopez came earned the victory on his fourth winning chance.

The two competitors each clocked some big serves, with Pospisil unleashing 19 winners and Lopez with 21.