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Cressy snaps 7-match losing streak to beat Evans at BMW Open

BMW Open by American Express 2022 - Day 4

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Maxime Cressy of USA serves during his first round match against Daniel Evens of Great Britain on day four of the BMW Open by American Express at MTTC IPHITOS on April 26, 2022 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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MUNICH -- American Maxime Cressy ended a seven-match losing streak at tour-level by beating sixth-seeded Daniel Evans of Britain 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the BMW Open.

The 24-year-old Cressy hadn’t won since reaching the round of 16 at the Australian Open in January. He will next face Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori.

Belarusian player Ilya Ivashka defeated American Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to set up a second-round meeting with fourth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Hugo Gaston defeated another American, Marcos Giron, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-5 to progress.

Also, Germany’s Oscar Otte eased past Serbian qualifier Marko Topo 6-1, 6-2 and will next face third-seeded Reilly Opelka.

Several other matches were pushed back. Top-seeded Alexander Zverev will face Danish player Holger Rune in his first match at the clay-court tournament.