Pospisil swings win in Savannah

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil is through to the second round of the $50,000 Savannah Challenger Tennis Tournament in Georgia.

  • Apr. 25, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil is through to the second round of the $50,000 Savannah Challenger Tennis Tournament in Georgia.

Pospisil, who has reached a career-high No. 97 world ranking, defeated Australian Carsten Ball in straight sets (6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-4) in opening round action Monday in Savannah. The 21-year-old is set to face Michael Lammer of Switzerland in the second round.

In doubles action, Pospisil teamed up with American Jesse Levine to take on Vahid Mirzadeh and Philipp Simmonds, both of the U.S., in first-round play Tuesday.