Chang through to second round of Legg Mason Classic

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

American Michael Chang beat Britain's Martin Lee 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

Chang through to second round of Legg Mason Classic

Washington: American Michael Chang beat Britain's Martin Lee 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.In a back-and-forth match, Chang jumped to a 3-0 lead in just 11 minutes. But Lee fought back to 4-4 before Chang broke serve to take the first set."I'm just trying to change things around a little bit," Chang said. "I had my opportunities, and I'm not getting any younger, so I might as well go for them. You've got to take it to these guys."Chang trailed 4-0 in the second set and rallied to pull within 5-4, but Lee served out the set, finishing with an ace up the middle. He broke Lee's serve in the sixth game of the third set to coast to the win.Spanish No 12 seed Fernando Vicente squandered a 4-0 second-set lead before advancing to the second round with a 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-2 win over Olivier Rochus of Belgium.After breaking Rochus' serve to close out the first set, Vicente sped to a 4-0 lead in the second. However, Rochus went on to win four straight games.Vincente threw his racket into the fence during the 4-3 changeover.In other early round play, Cedric Pioline of France beat Andreas Vinciguerra of Sweden 6-4, 6-3; Israeli Noam Okun will play America's Andre Agassi tomorrow after defeating America's Paul Goldstein 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). (AP)

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