Falconi, Smyczek earn French Open spots

Irina Falconi and Tim Smyczek will compete in the French Open

after winning wild-card spots on Friday.

Falconi of Atlanta and Smyczek of Milwaukee earned the spots in

the main draw after winning the USTA French Open wild card

playoffs.

The 20-year-old Falconi beat Julia Boserup of Newport Beach,

Calif., 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, while 23-year-old Smyczek beat Donald

Young of Atlanta 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Falconi will be making her third consecutive appearance in a

Grand Slam main draw, and Smyczek his second.