American Taylor Fritz hits a winner against fellow American Michael Mmoh during the second day of the Memphis Open tennis tournament at the Racquet Club in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Fritz defeated Mmoh. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via A
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February 09, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Teenager Taylor Fritz, a promising American, won his opening-round match in the Memphis Open on Tuesday night beating Michael Mmoh 6-3, 6-4.

It was the second ATP World Tour win for the 18-year-old. Fritz relied on 10 aces and solid ground game to move into the second round, where he'll play No. 2 seed Steve Johnson.

The tournament's top four seeds—defending champion Kei Nishikori and Americans Johnson, Donald Young and Sam Querrey—received first-round byes.

Fritz, ranked 145th, rose nearly 1,000 spots in the ATP rankings last year and won for the first time in the U.S.

In other first-round matches Tuesday, No. 7 seed John Millman and No. 8 Damir Dzumhur advanced. Also, Spain's Marcel Granollers beat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia, 6-1, 6-3; Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen defeated Australian Matthew Ebden, 6-1, 3-0 (retired) and Ricardas Berankis beat Dudi Sela, 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-5.

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