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Down Goes Chang

Wed., April 30, 1997

Top-seeded and defending champion Michael Chang fell victim to the slashing lefty style of Brazilian Fernando Meligeni in the first round of the $328,000 AT&T; Challenge.

The crowd-pleasing Meligeni, retrieving like mad and nailing big forehand winners, upended Chang in a two hour thriller, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Fourth-seeded Andre Agassi posted a quick 6-3, 6-2 victory over Jamie Oncins, also of Brazil.

In an afternoon upset, qualifier Steve Campbell ousted third-seeded Jim Courier 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

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