No.3 seed Sergiy suffered a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7 defeat to 18-year-old Stefan Kozlov in quarter-final action at the 2016 China International Suzhou Challenger on Friday. The players split the first two sets. Stako started well, but the world no.155 fought back to level and force a decider. The talented youngster prevailed 7-5 to advance after two hours and seven minutes of play.
Stats: aces (3-1), double faults (4-8), 1st serve points won % (76-72), total points won (93-100).
Sergiy rallied from a set down to defeat Mitchell Krueger 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 36 minutes on Thursday, advancing into the 2016 China International Suzhou last eight. The Kiev native responded strong after losing the opening set. He broke twice in the second set and once in the third, winning 90% of his first service points and hitting 12 aces.
Stako, who is no.3 seed at the Challenger event in China, goes on to play 18-year-old Stefan Kozlov (ATP # 155) for a place in the semi-finals.
No.3 seed Sergiy beat world no.669 Bowen Ouyang 6-4, 6-3 to reach the 2016 China International Suzhou Challenger second round on Tuesday. Stako capitalised on three of his seven break point opportunities and saved four of five break points he faced against the Chinese wild card. The match lasted 70 minutes.
Stats: aces (9-1), double faults (2-1), 1st serve points won % (82-62), total points won (72-55). The Kiev native next faces Mitchell Krueger (USA).
No.4 seed Sergiy suffered a 4-6, 3-6 first round loss to world no.222 Yasutaka Uchiyama at the 2016 International Challenger Ningbo on Tuesday. Stako converted only one of his seven break point chances, while the Japanese capitalised on three of his five break point opportunities. The match lasted one hour and 22 minutes.
Stats: aces (8-2), 1st serve points won % (70-73), 2nd serve points won % (42-52), total points won (52-62).
Sergiy will team up with Frenchman Jonathan Eysseric in the doubles competition. They face third seeds from Russia Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev in R1.
Sergiy's Vietnam Open presented by Vietravel campaign came to an end on Friday when he lost to no.4 seed Jordan Thompson 4-6, 7-6 (4), 2-6 in two hours and 40 minutes. After losing the opening set, Stako managed to win a second set tie-break to level the match. Thompson was dominating the decider. He broke the fifth seed twice more to progress into the Ho Chi Minh City Challenger semi-final.
Stats: aces (3-6), double faults (5-0), total points won (92-108).
Sergiy advanced into the Vietnam Open presented by Vietravel last eight, following a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Indian qualifier Sanam Singh on Thursday. The fifth seed converted two break point chances in the first set and one in the second, and saved all four break points he faced. The match lasted 65 minutes.
Stats: aces (10-1), double faults (2-3), total points won (68-49). For a place in the Ho Chi Minh City Challenger semi-finals, Stako will take on no.4 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia.
No.5 seed Sergiy booked his place in the Vietnam Open presented by Vietravel second round, after he beat world no.325 Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday. Stako broke twice from five chances, having denied his rival a single break point opportunity during the 67-minute clash.
Stats: aces (4-3), double faults (0-2), total points won (66-47). The Kiev native goes on to face either Sanam Singh (IND, Q) or Yuya Kibi (JPN) on Thursday for a spot in the ATP Challenger event quarter-final.