Sixth-seeded Joakim Nystrom, ranked No. 11 in the world, and seventh-seeded Jimmy Arias, ranked No. 14, were upset in the second round of the $300,000 U.S. Pro Indoor tennis championship at Philadelphia Wednesday.
Nystrom, a member of Sweden's victorious Davis Cup team, was beaten by Miloslav Mecir, the 1983 national champion of Czechoslovakia, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1.
Arias, who advanced to the final 16 at Wimbledon last year, fell to Mel Purcell, former University of Tennessee star, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Mecir, 20, who finished 1984 ranked No. 60 in the world, got the jump on the 21-year-old Nystrom when he broke his service in the first game of the match and held serve the rest of the set.