Harrison, McHale lose in first round

Ryan
Harrison
‘s Olympic debut ended with a mangled racket Saturday,
when he lost to Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 7-5, 6-3.

Harrison’s game began to unravel after he lost serve to fall
behind 6-5 in the first set. He slammed his racket to the grass in
anger after losing the next-to-last game, and when he
double-faulted on match point, he broke his racket by again spiking
it.

Harrison is ranked 52nd, and at 20 he’s the youngest man on the
U.S. team.

Christina McHale of the United States lost to Ana Ivanovic 6-4,
7-5 Saturday in the first round of the Olympics at Wimbledon.

McHale hit a backhand into the net on match point against the
11th-seeded Serb, who won the French Open in 2008.