Singles - Semifinals

[Q] J. McGee (IRL) d [1] D. Novikov (USA) 36 63 63
[8] E. Escobedo (USA) d [2] F. Tiafoe (USA) 63 67(5) 76(2)

Doubles - Semifinals

[2] P. Bester (CAN) / P. Polansky (CAN) d A. El Mihdawy (USA) / D. King (BAR) 64 61

Singles - Quarterfinals

[1] D. Novikov (USA) d [5] P. Polansky (CAN) 63 26 64
[2] F. Tiafoe (USA) d T. Sandgren (USA) 64 16 76(5)
[8] E. Escobedo (USA) d [4] S. Kozlov (USA) 36 61 62
[Q] J. McGee (IRL) d [WC] B. Schnur (CAN) 62 64

Doubles - Semifinals

S. Kozlov (USA) / A. Krajicek (USA) d L. Bambridge (GBR) / B. Mclachlan (NZL) 67(6) 64 11-9
[2] P. Bester (CAN) / P. Polansky (CAN) d N. Meister (USA) / E. Quigley (USA) 63 63






CARY, NC, September 17, 2016 – Qualifier James McGee defeated the top seed and defending champion Dennis Novikov to earn a spot in the Atlantic Tire Championships final on Sunday. McGee won the match in under two hours, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.  The pair had only met one time prior to Saturday’s match with McGee winning the previous encounter.  McGee capitalized on his strong serving to win 76 percent of the points on his first serve.

McGee will face eight seed, Ernesto Escobedo, in the championship match.  Escobedo took advantage of his strong forehand and defeated the two seed, Frances Tiafoe, in three sets. Escobedo secured his championship spot with a 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(2).  Ernesto will vie for his second 2016 USTA Pro Circuit title having previously won the Lexington Challenger.  

Two seeds Philip Bester and Peter Polansky breezed through to the finals in under fifty minutes.  They defeated Adam El Mihdawy and Darian King 6-4, 6-1. Last year’s semifinalists will face Stefan Kozlov and Austin Krajicek in the championship match.  

The doubles championship match will begin at 1 p.m. with the singles match following the doubles trophy presentation.


Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Saturday, September 17

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor


Saturday, September 17-RESULTS

Singles - Semifinals

[Q] James McGee (Ireland) d [1] Dennis Novikov (United States) 36 63 63

Ernesto Escobedo (United States) d [2] Frances Tiafoe (United States) 63 67(5) 76(2)

Doubles - Semifinals

[2] Philip Bester (Canada) / Peter Polansky (Canada) d Adam El Mihdawy (United States) / Darian King (Barbados) 64 61


Sunday, September 18- SCHEDULE


Stadium- starting at 1 p.m.

Stefan Kozlov (United States) / Austin Krajicek (United States) vs [2] Philip Bester (Canada) / Peter Polansky (Canada)

[Q] James McGee (Ireland) vs [8] Erenesto Escobedo (United States)



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With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 37 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. John Isner, Maria Sharapova, Sam Querrey, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.  





Singles - Second Round

[4] S. Kozlov (USA) d P. Bester (CAN) 64 61
[Q] J. McGee (IRL) d [6] D. King (BAR) 61 63
[8] E. Escobedo (USA) d [WC] R. Shane (USA) 63 57 61
[WC] B. Schnur (CAN) d E. Quigley (USA) 76(1) 61

Doubles - Quarterfinals

S. Kozlov (USA) / A. Krajicek (USA) d [3] S. Bangoura (USA) / M. Krueger (USA) 63 75
A. El Mihdawy (USA) / D. King (BAR) d [4] S. De Waard (AUS) / B. Klein (GBR) 75 57 10-7
L. Bambridge (GBR) / B. Mclachlan (NZL) d T. Paul (USA) / F. Tiafoe (USA) 75 57 10-6

Singles - Second Round

[1] D. Novikov (USA) d B. Klein (GBR) 64 64
[2] F. Tiafoe (USA) d M. Mmoh (USA) 57 64 64
[5] P. Polansky (CAN) d E. Gomez (ECU) 60 63
T. Sandgren (USA) d C. Norrie (GBR) 76(4) 63

Doubles - First Round

L. Bambridge (GBR) / B. Mclachlan (NZL) d [1] M. Reyes-Varela (MEX) / M. Schnur (USA) 64 63
[4] S. De Waard (AUS) / B. Klein (GBR) d [WC] R. Levine (USA) / N. Stachowiak (USA) 76(1) 64
S. Kozlov (USA) / A. Krajicek (USA) d M. Arevalo (ESA) / E. Gomez (ECU) 76(3) 64
A. El Mihdawy (USA) / D. King (BAR) d D. O'Hare (IRL) / J. Salisbury (GBR) 64 76(6)
N. Meister (USA) / E. Quigley (USA) d M. McDonald (USA) / D. Novikov (USA) 67(5) 64 10-7