Micah Franklin and Noah Browne began competing in the $5,000 Men's Meadow Mill Open 2017, going on at the Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore.
Browne and Franklin are playing in the First Round Qualifiers, with Browne taking on Omar Sobhy from USA, while Franklin was up against Patrick Bedore from Canada.
Browne went down in five games to Sobhy, Sobhy jumped out to an early 2 – 0 lead winning 11-6, 11-8, but Browne would fight his way back into the match winning the next two games 11-3, 11-8. The match would come down to a fifth and final game that Sobhy would win 11-4.
Franklin would advance to the next round of Qualifiers after he defeated Bedore in four games. Franklin would comfortable win the first game 11-3, he would take the second game 11-9, before Bedore would strike back winning the third game 11-4, but Franklin not wanting to go another five games having gone through that in his last match ended the game winning the game 11-9.