New York, N.Y. - Freshman Michael Redlicki and doubles partner Dennis Novikov of UCLA advanced to the second round of the US Open doubles main draw Wednesday afternoon at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The duo defeated fellow Americans Bobby Reynolds and Michael Russell in their first round match, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7).
Redlicki, who hails from Chicago, Ill., earned a bid to the US Open doubles main draw as a wild card, after he and Novikov captured the USTA Boys 18 National Championship earlier this month in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Redlicki is rated No. 5 overall in the Tennis RPI rankings and No. 8 nationally by TennisRecruiting.net. Earlier this summer, he teamed with Duke rising sophomore Jason Tahir to take the doubles crown at the USA F18 Futures tournament in Pittsburgh. Redlicki has also previously captured titles at the USTA National Clay Court Championship and the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships during the summer of 2011, as well as at the Midwest Junior Indoor Championships in February 2011.