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McKennon Bows Out of French Open

Oct 5, 2020

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PARIS - Freshman Sun Devil Max McKennon went down in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) Monday morning to 20th-ranked France native Martin Breysach in the opening round of the French Open Junior Championships in Paris, France. The match closed out McKennon's junior career.
 
"The experience and the privilege to come here and play at Roland Garros is something not many people get to have and I will cherish it for the rest of my life," McKennon said. "Getting to see how the top pros go about their business, and getting to see how professional they are was very eye opening for me. I'll definitely take this great experience back to Tempe and I'm excited to get back to work!"
 


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"That's one of the biggest stages of our sport, so to be able to play on that stage always builds your endurance and your experience," Sun Devil head coach Matt Hill said. "Max looked very good on the ground and used a lot of tools. Breysach really used the scoreboard pressure to his advantage and played aggressive, but I saw a ton of good things on the ground from Max. His returns were good and his serve percentage was good, but he just didn't get enough free points so that's something we'll work on going forward."
 
Breysach claimed the first two games of the day before McKennon swept the third game of the opening set to make things 2-1 Breysach. The pair then went 1-for-1 for the rest of the set, giving Breysach the 6-4 win.
 
Breysach took a 40-15 lead on McKennon in the opening game of set two before a late rally saw McKennon fight his way back to win the first game. Breysach responded with four-straight wins, taking a convincing 4-1 lead over the Sun Devil. The sixth game of the set mirrored the first, with McKennon once again fighting back from down 40-15 to eventually bring the set to 4-2, but the effort wasn't enough as Bresysach outmaneuvered McKennon in game seven and swept the eighth to close out the day.