Tuesday's Eugene Korea Open Tennis Championships put a strain on Jenson Brooksby's grit, but the eighth seed persevered before pulling away from qualifier Wu Tung-Lin to win the opening round match 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-0.
Wu applied a lot of pressure on Brooksby's serve over the course of the two hours and twenty minutes of play, but the American was able to hold on to nine of the eleven break points he faced from the World No. 212. Wu levelled the match with two second-set breaks of serve as the 24-year-old from Chinese Taipei showed no signs of jitters in his maiden match against a Top 50 player. Brooksby saved three set points at 5-6 before winning the first set tie-break.
With a polished performance in the deciding set, Brooksby, who made ATP Tour finals this year in Dallas and Atlanta, responded to that loss and secured a matchup with Soonwoo Kwon in the second round. Kwon, the top-ranked South Korean according to the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, defeated Yunseong Chung in the final match of the day in the outdoor hard-court competition 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-1.