Carsten Ball's run of five straight wins at the Challenger of Dallas ended with a quarterfinal loss to fellow lefty Jesse Levine.
The unseeded Jesse Levine and Denis Kudla are the lone Americans who have managed to make it through to the quarterfinals of the $100,000 yp Challenger of Dallas men's tennis tournament.
American teenager Jack Sock showed some grit Tuesday to rally past 2007 tournament champion Robert Kendrick in the first round of the $100,000 yp Challenger of Dallas.
Steve Darcis beat Carsten Ball 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4 and Belgium rallied to beat Australia 3-2 on Monday in a rain-interrupted playoff to return to the Davis Cup World Group.
John Isner and Sam Querrey beat Carsten Ball and Paul Hanley in doubles Monday to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Australia at the World Team Cup.
Top-seeded Andy Roddick won a serving duel against Carsten Ball and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International, 7-6 (0), 6-3 on Wednesday.
James Blake advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) 6-3 victory over Olivier Rochus of Belgium.
Sam Querrey ended a string of final round frustrations Sunday by beating Carsten Ball 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to claim the L.A. Tennis Open title.
Qualifier Carsten Ball has reached the finals of the L.A. Tennis Open by beating Leonardo Mayer 7-5, 7-6 (3).