1st loss for Odesnik in his comeback

Wayne Odesnik has lost in his first tournament since serving a
one-year suspension by the International Tennis Federation.

Odesnik, who lives in nearby Weston, was beaten in the
quarterfinals Friday by Luka Gregorc of Slovenia, 6-2, 6-7 (5),
6-4.

The ITF suspended Odesnik after customs officers discovered the
performance-enhancing substance human growth hormone in his baggage
when he arrived in Australia for a tournament a year ago. Stripped
of his ranking, the former top-100 player began his comeback this
week at the Futures level, the lowest rung on the U.S. Tennis
Association Pro Circuit.

Odesnik, who won two matches before losing to Gregorc, plans to
play more Futures tournaments in the coming weeks.