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Scoville Jenkins Knocked Out of Levene, Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger

Thursday, August 9, 2007

In a hot and grueling match during the Levene, Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger in Binghamton, New York, American Scoville Jenkins lost to a resurgent Thomas Johansson of Russia, who played two matches yesterday and won both.

Jenkins used a medical timeout after holding serve to take a 3-2 lead in the second set and had a trainer tend to his right shoulder, afterward labeling the ailment nothing serious, simply tightness in the shoulder.

"The first set, 11-9 in a breaker, what more can you say?" Jenkins said. "We both were pretty much even. We both had set points, it's just getting that point to close out the set. "Second set, he had a couple of break chances, I played them pretty well. He served very well today, there wasn't much I could do off the return side."

Much like Johansson, Jenkins treated the match simply as the next on his schedule, refusing to acknowledge any disparity in rankings, accomplishments and the like. "I've played guys ranked just as high as him, ranked higher than him, had more credentials than him," Jenkins said. "Same for him. He's played guys ranked lower than me, ranked higher than me-- it's all the same."

"You start the match at love-love and finish it, somebody wins and somebody loses."

Ahead for Jenkins is a week or so break back home after six straight weeks on the road.
Source-Press & Sun Bulletin

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