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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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. 

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