Norrie and King will Face Off in the Championship Singles Match

 

CARY, NC, September 16, 2017 – Kevin King defeated No. 6 Noah Rubin, the only remaining seeded singles player, to advance to Sunday’s Championship match.  King, a 2015 Quarterfinalist at the tournament, served strong winning 78% of his first service points.  The Georgia Tech alumni also served nine aces.

In the other semifinal match, Cameron Norrie defeated Marcelo Arevalo. Norrie who attended Texas Christian University but turned pro at the end of his junior year, won his match in two decisive sets. Norrie is looking to claim his second Challenger trophy after winning the Binghamton Challenger in July 2017.

Marcelo Arevalo returned for the final match of the evening, pairing with his doubles partner, Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, to defeat the No. 1 seed of Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow.  Arevalo and Reyes-Varela will be seeking their third doubles Challenger title for 2017.

 

Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Saturday, September 16

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Saturday September 16 - RESULTS

Singles– Semifinal

Cameron Norrie, Great Britain, def. Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, 6-0, 6-4

Kevin King, United States, vs. Noah Rubin (6), United States, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

 

Doubles–Semifinal

Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow, 7-5, 7-6(5)

 

 

Sunday September 17 – SCHEDULE

Stadium Court – starting at 1 p.m.

Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela vs. Mikelis Libietis and Dennis Novikov, followed by

Kevin King vs. Cameron Norrie

 

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All-American Semifinal Set

 

CARY, NC, September 15, 2017 An all-American singles semifinal is set for Saturday afternoon as Kevin King takes on No. 6 Noah Rubin.  Both Rubin and King won their quarterfinal matches in straight sets.  Rubin took advantage of Garin’s second serve, winning 72% of those points.

 

The other semifinal match will feature Marcelo Arevalo and Cameron Norrie.  Arevalo defeated No. 5 Mitchell Krueger in today’s quarterfinal match, and Norrie defeated No. 7 Mackenzie McDonald, leaving Noah Rubin the only seeded player in the semifinals. 

 

Arevalo, straight from his singles and doubles titles in the Bogota Challenger last week, has a chance to repeat the feat as he plays in the doubles semifinal match Saturday afternoon.  Arevalo and his partner, Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, will take on the No. 1 team of Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow.

 

 

Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Friday, September 15

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Friday September 15 - RESULTS
Singles– Quarterfinal

Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, def. Mitchell Krueger (5), United States, 6-3, 6-0

Kevin King, United States, def. Facundo Mena, Argentina, 7-6(2), 6-4

Noah Rubin (6), United States def. Christian Garin (9), Chile, 6-4, 6-2

Cameron Norrie, Great Britain, def. Mackenzie McDonald (7), 6-1, 6-3

 

Doubles-Quarterfinal

Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. Sekou Bangoura and Evan King (3), United States, 6-1, 7-6(6)

 

Doubles–Semifinal

Mikelis LIbietis, Latvia, and Dennis Novikov, United States, def. Facundo Mena, Argentina, and Joao Pedro Sorgi, Brazil, 6-2, 6-2

 

 

 

 

Saturday September 16 – SCHEDULE

Stadium Court – starting at 1 p.m.

Marcelo Arevalo vs. Cameron Norrie, followed by

Kevin King vs. Noah Rubin (6), followed by

Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow vs. Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela

 

 

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Kevin King Defeats Escobedo In His Best Career Win

 

CARY, NC, September 14, 2017 In his best career win, Kevin King defeated No. 1 seed, Ernesto Escobedo in the tournament’s evening feature match. King, a Georgia Tech alumni, played tough defense against the hard-hitting Escobedo.  King capitalized on Escobedo’s second serve, winning 65% of those points. King will face Facundo Mena in the third round on Friday.  Mena defeated the No. 8 seed Dennis Novikov in earlier Thursday action. The last time Mena and Novikov played was in the 2016 Qualifying rounds at Indian Wells, with Novikov taking the win. Mena’s strong serving today, winning over 77% of his first serve point, helped, him to win the match in just over an hours time.

 

Friday’s matches begin at 1:00pm on Stadium Court with the No. 5 seed Mitchell Krueger taking on recent Bogota Challenger Champion, Marcelo Arevalo. Also scheduled to play is Noah Rubin, who attended Wake Forest and played Roger Federer in the second round of the 2017 Australian Open. He will face the No. 9 seed, Christian Garin.

 

 

Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Thursday, September 14

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Thursday September 14 - RESULTS
Singles– Second Round

Noah Rubin (6), United States, def. Joao Pedro Sorgi, Brazil, 6-4, 6-2

Mackenzie McDonald (7), United States, def. Christian Harrison, United States, 6-3, 7-5

Cameron Norrie, Great Britian, def. Tennys Sandgren (2), United States, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Kevin King, United States def. Ernesto Escobedo (1), United States, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, def. Q-Julian Zlobinsky, United States, 6-2, 7-6(5)

Facundo Mena, Argentina, def. Dennis Novikov (8), United States, 6-4, 6-3

Mitchell Krueger (5), United States, def. WC-William Blumberg, United States, 6-2, 6-2

Christian Garin (9), Chile, def.  Luke Bambridge, Great Britain, 6-1, 6-4

 

Doubles-Quarterfinal

Facundo Mena, Argentina, and Joao Pedro Sorgi, Brazil, def. Luke Bambridge, Great Britain, and David O’Hare (2), Ireland, 7-5, 6-3

Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow (1), United States, def. Luis Patino (Mexico) and Raymond Sarmiento, United States, 6-2, 3-6, 12-10

Mikelis Libietis, Latvia, and Dennis Novikov, United States, def. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Mackenzie McDonald, United States, 6-1, 6-3

 

Doubles– First Round

Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. WC-Alexis Galarneau, Canada, and Michael Ogden, United States, 6-4, 6-1

 

 

 

Friday’s September 15 – SCHEDULE

Stadium Court – starting at 1 p.m.

Mitchell Krueger (5) vs. Marcelo Arevalo

 

Not before 2:00 p.m.

Kevin King vs. Facundo Mena, followed by

Christian Garin (9) vs. Noah Rubin (6)

 

Not before 6:00 p.m.

Mikelis LIbietis and Dennis Novikov vs. Facundo Mena and Joao Pedro Sorgi, followed by

Mackenzie McDonald (7) vs. Cameron Norrie

 

 

Court 15 – not before 3 p.m.

Sekou Bangoura and Evan King (3) vs Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela

 

 

 

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Eight Americans Advance to Second Round

 

CARY, NC, September 13, 2017 On a day filled with matches, eight Americans will advance to the second round. Dennis Novikov, the 2015 Champion, defeated Austin Krajicek in a close three set match. Novikov served strong, saving six out of seven breakpoints and serving an impressive 18 aces.  Also advancing is the No. 1 seed, Ernesto Escobdeo.  Escobedo defeated Raleigh’s Patrick Kypson.  Kypson fought hard in the second set, winning 56% of second serve points, up from 30% in the first set.  Escobedo broke into the top 100 this past Spring, and reached a career high of 67 this past July.

 

Another full day of matches is scheduled for Thursday and will feature three all-American match ups.  No. 7 Mackenzie McDonald will take on Christian Harrison in their first ever meeting.  Harrison has been on the comeback trail since qualifying for the US Open in 2016.  This will be the first meeting for McDonald and Harrison.  Another all-American match will feature Dennis Novikov and Georgia Tech alumni Kevin King. Novikov recently advanced to his first ATP quarterfinal in Newport, R.I.  King and Novikov have played each other twice before, with each winning one match.

 

 

Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Wednesday, September 13

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Wednesday September 13 - RESULTS
Singles– First Round

Ernesto Escobedo (1), United States, def. WC-Patrick Kypson, United States, 6-1, 7-6(0)

Facundo Mena, Argentina, def. Q-Ryan Haviland, United States, 6-3, 4-0 Retired

Joao Pedro Sorgi, Brazil, def. Q-Skander Mansouri, Tunisia, 6-4, 6-3

Q-Julian Zlobinsky, United States, def. vs. WC-Alexis Galarneau, Canada, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Marcelo Arevalo, Spain, def. Michael Mmoh (3), United States, 5-2 Retired.

Mackenzie McDonald (7), United States, def. Alexander Ward, Great Britian, 6-3, 6-2

Christian Harrison, United States, def. Q-Aleksandar Vukic, Australia, 6-3, 7-5

Kevin King, United States, def. Jared Hiltzik, United States, 6-2, 7-6(6)

Mitchell Krueger (5), United States, def. Wil Spencer, United States, 7-6(4), 6-3

WC-William Blumberg, United States, vs. Brydan Kleina           , Great Britian, 6-2, 7-6(5)

Dennis Novikov (8), United States, def. Austin Krajicek, United States, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

 

Doubles– First Round

Sekou Bangoura and Evan King (3), United States, def. Ante Pavic, Croatia, and Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, 6-2, 6-2

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, United States and Mackenzie McDonald, United States def. WC-William Blumberg and Robert Kelly, United States, 6-7(4), 6-2, 10-6

Facundo Mena, Argentina, and Joao Pedro Sorgi, Brazil, def. WC-Sean Sculley and Nick Stachowiak (United States), 6-4, 1-6, 10-7

 

 

 

 

Thursday’s September 14 – SCHEDULE

Stadium Court – starting at 12 p.m.

Joao Pedro Sorgi vs. Noah Rubin (6), followed by

Mackenzie McDonald (7) vs. Christian Harrison, followed by

Cameron Norrie vs. Tennys Sandgren (2)

 

Not before 6:00pm

Facundo Mena and Joao Pedro Sorgi vs. Luke Bambridge and David O’Hare (2), followed by

Ernesto Escobedo (1) vs. Kevin King

 

Court 15 – starting at 12 p.m.

Q- Julian Zlobinsky vs. Marcelo Arevalo

 

Not before 1:30pm

Facundo Mena vs. Dennis Novikov (8), followed by

Mitchell Krueger (5) vs. WC-William Blumberg, followed by

Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow (1) vs. Luis Patino and Raymond Sarmiento

 

Court 13 – starting at 1:30 p.m.

Christian Garin (9) vs. Luke Bambridge, followed by

WC-Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden vs. Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, followed by

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Mackenzie McDonald vs. Mikelis Libietis and Dennis Novikov, followed by

Sekou Bangoura and Evan King (3) vs. (WC) Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden or

Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela

 

 

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Lucky Loser Bambridge Advances to Second Round

 

CARY, NC, September 12, 2017 On a day filled with stop and starts due to Hurricane Irma, the tournament was able to complete one first round singles match. In their first meeting since 2012, Luke Bambridge defeated former University of Virginia standout Thai-Son Kwiatkowski in three sets. Both Bambridge and Kwiatkowski had difficulty capitalizing on break points, but Bambridge had his best service games in the final set, winning 79% of his first serve points and serving four aces.

 

Fifteen matches are scheduled for Wednesday, including three matches that started on Tuesday.  The No.1 seed and 2016 Finalist, Ernest Escobedo, faces local wildcard Patrick Kypson. Kypson, having recently won the Boys 18 Nationals, received a bid to the main draw of the 2017 US Open.  Kypson and Escobedo practiced against each other while on the grounds of the US Open.

 

Marcelo Arevalo, fresh from his Bogota Challenger title last week, takes on No.3 Michael Mmoh. With his recent title in Bogota, Arevalo became the first player from El Salvador to win a Challenger title. This will be the first meeting for Arevalo and Mmoh.

 

 

Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Monday, September 12

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Tuesday September 12 - RESULTS
Singles– First Round

Luke Bambridge, Great Britain, def. WC-Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, United States, 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(2)

 

 

Wednesday’s September 12 – SCHEDULE

Stadium Court – starting at 12 p.m.

Mackenzie McDonald (7) vs. Alexander Ward, followed by

Kevin King vs. Jared Hiltzik, To Be Finished 5-2, followed by

Christian Harrison vs. Q-Aleksandar Vukic, followed by

Ernesto Escobedo (1) vs. WC-Patrick Kypson

 

Not before 6:00pm

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Mackenzie McDonald vs. WC-William Blumberg and Robert Kelly, followed by

Austin Krajicek vs Dennis Novikov (8)

 

 

Court 15 – starting at 12 p.m.

WC-William Blumberg vs. Brydan Klein, To Be Finished 6-2, 0-1, followed by

Marcelo Arevalo vs. Michael Mmoh (3), followed by

Facundo Mena vs. Q-Ryan Haviland, followed by

Sekou Bangoura and Evan King (3) vs. Ante Pavic and Dmitry Tursunov, followed by

WC-Sean Sculley and Nick Stachowiak vs. Facundo Mena and Joao Pedro Sorgi

 

 

 

Court 13 – starting at 12 p.m.

Mitchell Krueger (5) vs. Wil Spencer, To Be Finished 2-2, followed by

Q-Skander Mansouri vs. Joao Pedro Sorgi, followed by

Q-Julian Zlobinsky vs. WC-Alexis Galarneau, followed by

WC-Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden vs. Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela

 

 

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