MICHAEL MMOH VIES FOR SPOTS IN SINGLES AND DOUBLES FINALS

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CARY, NC, September 13, 2019 – Michael Mmoh will compete in both singles and doubles on Semifinal Saturday at the Atlantic Tire Championships.  Mmoh defeated the No. 2 seed and Greenville, NC native Tommy Paul in the evening’s final match.  Mmoh, coming off an early season shoulder injury, struggled with winning points on his second serve during the first set. He was able to make adjustments, winning all points served in the third set.  The pair had recently played each other in Atlanta with Paul winning that match in three sets.

Mmoh and partner, fellow American Sekou Bangoura, will face Paul in a double’s semifinal match on Saturday.  Paul’s partner will be Kyle Lovett who played tennis at the University of Central Florida.

The first match of the day ended at close to the 2 ½ hour mark with Ulises Branch’s retirement due to injury in the third set. With the retirement, JC Aragon will move into the semifinals where he will face Michael Mmoh.  This will be the first meeting for both players.

The tournament’s No. 1 seed, Andrea Seppi, continued his run defeating Noah Rubin in under one hour.  Seppi will face the No. 5 seed Enzo Couacaud in the semifinals on Saturday.

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Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Friday, September 13

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $54,160

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

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Friday September 13 – RESULTS

Men’s Singles- Quarterfinals
JC Aragone, United States,  d Ulises Blanch (United States) 6-7(6), 7-6(5) 2-2 Ret’d
Enzo Couacaud, France (5),  d Filip Peliwo, Canada,  6-3, 6-3
Andreas Seppi, Italy (1), d Noah Rubin, United States (10), 6-0, 6-4
M. Mmoh (United States (11),  d Tommy Paul (United States (2), 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-1

Saturday September 14– SCHEDULE

Stadium start 1:00 pm
J. Aragone vs M. Mmoh (11), followed by
A. Seppi (1) vs E. Couacaud (5), followed by
S. Bangoura  / M. Mmoh  vs K. Lovett / T. Paul

COURT 15 start 12:00 noon
T. Huey / J. Smith vs H. Hach Verdugo/ D. Young 

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