Blake, Young win Winston-Salem openers

Salem, NC (Sports Network) - Americans James Blake and Donald Young round winners Sunday at the inaugural $553,125 Winston-Salem Open.

Blake took down Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-1 on the hardcourts at Wake Forest University.

Young handled German Michael Berrer 6-3, 6-4 to move on.

Tobias Kamke of Germany, American Ryan Sweeting and Russian Igor Andreev also posted wins on Sunday.

American star Andy Roddick is the top seed this week.

The winner of this final U.S. Open tuneup will collect $74,630.