Ruben (ATP-227) has reached the second round of the challenger tournament in Fairfield, California. In the first round he survived a thriller against fourth seed Darian King (ATP-130) from Barbados.
Ruben had to battle the entire match, he lost the first set 5-7 and in the second set fourth seed King served for the match. Ruben, however, broke back and won the second set 7-5.
The third set was a real thriller, with breaks on both sides. Ruben forced a tiebreak which he won 7-6(4). In the second round he will face British Brydan Klein (ATP-329) or American Tennys Sandgren (ATP-250).