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For most of the evening Steve Johnson looked down and out but the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Singles Champion showed some grit and rallied from two sets down to win in five over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy. Johnson had rocked Donskoy 6-1, 6-1 just a few weeks ago at the Rio Olympics so to see him down 4-6, 1-6, 2-5 (0-40) was surprising to say the least. Johnson fought off four match points in his 2-5 service game, broke from 30/40 to put the match back on serve, and then fought off two more match points on his 5-6 service game before rolling in the tiebreak. Johnson broke midway through the fourth set and then early in the fifth set before pulling out the 4-6, 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-3, 6-3 win.

The 2012 and 2013 NCAA Women’s Singles Champion didn’t have any issues as Nicole Gibbs routed Aleksandra Krunic 6-1, 6-0 in 60 minutes. Unfortunately all the other former college participants went down as Rajeev Ram, Benjamin Becker, and Ellen Perez lost.

The mixed doubles draw is out and there will be 16 former college players participating with all the names listed further below. The men and women’s doubles draws get underway tomorrow so I’ll start updating those results along with the singles results each day. Here is the US Open’s Day 3 order of play if you hadn’t seen it already.

Men’s First Round (Monday)
#22 [20] John Isner (Georgia ’07) def. #124 [WC] Frances Tiafoe 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3)
#25 [23] Kevin Anderson (Illinois ’07) def. #86 Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
#227 [Q] Jan Satral def. #412 [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA ’16) 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
#48 Jiri Vesely def. #143 [Q] Saketh Myneni (Alabama ’10) 7-6(5), 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Men’s First Round (Tuesday)
#67 Daniel Evans def. #105 [WC] Rajeev Ram (Illinois ’03) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
#7 [6] Kei Nishikori def. #97 Benjamin Becker (Baylor ’05) 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
#22 [19] Steve Johnson (USC ’12) def. #79 Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-3, 6-3

Men’s Second Round (Wednesday)
#22 [20] John Isner (Georgia ’07) vs. #108 Steve Darcis – 12:30 pm (2nd/LouisArm)
#25 [23] Kevin Anderson (Illinois ’07) vs. #123 Vasek Pospisil – 11:00 am (1st/Gstand)

Men’s Second Round (Thursday)
#22 [19] Steve Johnson (USC ’12) vs. #142 Juan Martin Del Potro

Women’s First Round (Monday)
#102 Evgeniya Rodina def. [WC] Danielle Collins (Virginia ’16) 6-1, 6-2
#67 Cagla Buyukakcay def. #74 Irina Falconi (Georgia Tech ’10) 6-2, 6-1
#158 [Q] Catherine Bellis (’17 Stanford cmt) def. #65 Viktorija Golubic 6-2, 6-3

Women’s First Round (Tuesday)
#49 Shuai Zhang def. #723 [WC] Ellen Perez (Georgia Jr) 6-1, 6-1
#69 Nicole Gibbs (Stanford ’13) def. #153 [Q] Aleksandra Krunic 6-1, 6-0

Women’s Second Round (Wednesday)
#158 [Q] Catherine Bellis (’17 Stanford cmt) vs. #55 Shelby Rogers – 3:00 pm (3rd/Gstand)

Women’s Second Round (Thursday)
#69 Nicole Gibbs (Stanford ’13) vs. #27 [28] Laura Siegmund

US Open Men’s Doubles
Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA ’16)/Martin Redlicki (UCLA Jr) vs. [1] P-H Herbert/Nicolas Mahut
Dennis Novikov (UCLA ’13)/Denis Kudla vs. Robin Haase/Artem Sitak
Andreas Siljestrom (MTSU ’07)/Jiri Vesely vs. Dominic Thiem/Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
[13] Robert Farah (USC ’10)/Juan Sebastian Cabal vs. Jeremy Chardy/Sam Groth
[10] John Peers (Baylor ’11)/Henri Kontinen vs. Federico Delbonis/Guido Pella
Robert Lindstedt (Pepperdine ’98)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi vs. Carlos Berlocq/Albert Ramos-Vinolas
Michael Venus (LSU ’09) /Mate Pavic vs. Julio Peralta/Horacio Zeballos
[5] Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA ’02)/Horia Tecau vs. Julian Knowle/Florian Mayer
Marcin Matkowski (UCLA ’03)/Jurgen Melzer vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov/Sergiy Stakhovsky
[9] Treat Huey (Virginia ’08)/Max Mirnyi vs. Nicolas Almagro/Victor Estrella Burgos
Steve Johnson (USC ’12)/Sam Querrey vs. Fabio Fognini/Andreas Seppi
John McNally (’17 Ohio St commit)/JJ Wolf (’17 Ohio St commit) vs. Chris Guccione/Andre Sa
[7] Rajeev Ram (ILL ’03)/R Klaasen vs. Eric Butorac (Gust Adolphus ’03)/Scott Lipsky (Stanf ’03)
Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M ’11)/Ryan Harrison vs. [8] Feliciano Lopez/Marc Lopez
[3] Bob & Mike Bryan (Stanford ’08) vs. Martin Klizan/Adil Shamasdin
Daniel Nguyen (USC ’12)/Noah Rubin (Wake Forest ’15) vs. Daniel Evans/Nick Kyrgios
Andre Begemann (Pepperdine ’08)/Leander Paes vs. Dudi Sela/Stephane Robert
Nick Meister (UCLA ’12)/Eric Quigley (Kentucky ’12) vs. [12] Lukas Kubot/Alexander Peya
Dominic Inglot (Virginia ’09)/Marin Draganja vs. [15] Oliver Marach/Fabrice Martin
Nicholas Monroe (North Carolina ’04)/Donald Young vs. [2] Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo

US Open Women’s Doubles
[9] Abigail Spears (UCLA ’00)/Raquel Atawo (Cal ’04) vs. Heather Watson/Michaella Krajicek
Nicole Gibbs (Stanford ’13)/Nao Hibino vs. Monica Puig/Mariana Duque-Marino
Jada Hart (UCLA Fr)/Ena Shibahara (UCLA Fr) vs. [7] Sania Mirza/Barbora Strycova
Maria Sanchez (USC ’11)/Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs. Belinda Bencic/Kirsten Flipkens
Jacqueline Cako (Arizona State ’13)/Danielle Lao (USC ’13) vs. Louisa Chirico/Alison Riske
Brooke Austin (Florida Jr)/Kourtney Keegan (Florida Sr) vs. Asia Muhammad/Taylor Townsend
Caitlin Whoriskey (Tennessee ’10)/Ashley Weinhold vs. [10] Vania King/Monica Niculescu
Catherine Bellis (’17 Stanford commit)/Julia Boserup vs. [3] Timea Babos/Yaroslava Shvedova

US Open Mixed Doubles
[7] Rajeev Ram (ILL ’03)/Coco Vandeweghe vs. Juan Sebastian Cabal/Anastasia Rodionova
[4] Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA ’02)/Raquel Atawo (Cal ’04) vs. Dominic Inglot (UVA ’09)/M Krajicek
Robert Farah (USC ’10)/Anna-Lena Groenefeld vs. Treat Huey (Virginia ’08)/Andreja Klepac
Noah Rubin (Wake ’15)/Jamie Loeb (UNC ’15) vs. Rohan Bopanna/Gabriela Dabrowski
Nicole Gibbs (Stanford ’13)/Dennis Novikov (UCLA ’13) vs. Marc Lopez/Arantxa Parra Santonja
Abigail Spears (UCLA ’00)/Santiago Gonzalez vs. Horia Tecau/Bethanie Mattek-Sands
[8] Marcin Matkowski (UCLA ’03)/Lucie Hradecka vs. Scott Lipsky (Stanford ’03)/A. Kudryavtseva
Evan King (Mich ’13)/Emina Bektas (Mich ’15) vs. Eric Butorac (Gust Adolphus ’03)/Timea Babos

Ohio State junior Mikael Torpegaard made the biggest jump of current college players in this week’s ATP rankings rising from 797 to 650 after his 18 points were added in from winning the Futures event in Helsinki.

Lukas Ollert (Auburn ’15) made the biggest jump of all college players by coming up 441 spots to 1105 after his six semifinal points from the Collonge-bellerive, Switzerland, Futures were added in.

John Isner retook the top overall spot from Steve Johnson but Isner is defending 180 points (R16) at the US Open while Johnson already surpassed last year’s performance his win over Donskoy.

I listed everyone that I recognized with at least 2 ATP points but if I skipped over someone let me know. To view the table below in a separate window click here – there are two tabs below – one for current players and the other for both current and former players (combined).