HOUSTON – Ivo Karlovic, the 2007 US Men’s Clay Court Championship winner, is the top seed in the 2013 qualifying draw. Qualifying matches begin at 10 a.m. and will be FREE for fans at River Oaks Country Club.
Karolivc, who has a first round bye, is joined in the qualifying field by 2005 US Open semifinalist Robby Ginepri. Two players who were in the qualifying tournament last year, Tommy Haas and Michael Russell, are seeds in the main draw of the 2013 tournament.
Here is the schedule of play for Saturday at River Oaks.
Court 3 – Start 10 am
Robby Ginepri (USA) vs [WC] Bayo Philips (USA)
Gerald Melzer (Austria) vs  Alex Kuznetsov (USA)
Greg Oullette (USA) vs [WC] Connor Curry (USA)
John Peers (Australia) vs  Michael Yani (USA)
Court 4 – Start 10 am
Nicholas Edlefsen (USA) vs Roman Borvanov (Moldova)
William Boe-Wiegaard (USA) vs Florin Mergea (Romania)
Fritz Wolmarans (South Africa) vs Chris Wettengel (USA)
Court 5 – Start 10 am
Michael Venus (New Zealand) vs Frank Moser (Germany)
Takanyi Garanganga (Zimbabwe) vs Scott Lipsky (USA)
[WC] David Warren (USA) vs  Facundo Arguello (Argentina)
Luka Gregorc (Slovenia) vs Vullnet Tashi (Switzerland)
Information on tickets can be found at www.mensclaycourt.com or by calling 713-874-6294. Several sessions are very close to selling out, so fans are encouraged to participate in the Ticket Turnback program. Patrons holding tickets to sessions they cannot attend to return those tickets to the box office. Those tickets are then resold at face value with the entire purchase price being donated to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Pediatric Trauma Services