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Mmoh, Kyrgios advance to U.S. Men’s Clay Court quarterfinals

TENNIS: APR 06 U.S. Mens Clay Court Championship

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 06: Michael Mmoh (USA) celebrates after hitting a winner during the US Clay Court Championships Rd2 singles match at River Oaks Country Club on April 6, 2022 in Houston, TX. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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HOUSTON -- Michael Mmoh beat Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship.

Mmoh, who had a bye into the second round after No. 1 seed Casper Ruud dropped out because of a wisdom tooth problem, advanced to a tour-level quarterfinal for the third time in his career.

Querrey, who has reached the final in Houston twice, was defeated after advancing to the quarterfinals of this tournament in five of the previous six seasons.

In other singles action, Nick Kyrgios beat Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-2 to reach his first tour-level quarterfinal on clay since doing it at this tournament in 2018. It’s the second time he’s advanced to a quarterfinal this season.