COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bryan Koniecko, a senior on the Ohio State men’s tennis team, lost in the first round  in three sets to Michael Russell 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the 2008 USTA Knoxville Challenger on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Chris Klingemann, a Buckeye letterwinner from 2004-07, lost to sixth-seed Frank Dancevic of Canada in the first round 6-0, 6-1.

2008 USTA Knoxville Challenger

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 15-22, 2008

Singles Main Draw
First Round

Michael Russell (USA) def. Bryan Koniecko (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Frank Dancevic (CAN) def. Chris Klingemann (USA) 6-0, 6-1