CARY, NC, September 11, 2018 – Reilly Opelka continued his success from last week’s Challenger in Chicago by defeating fellow American Ernesto Escobedo.  This was the pair’s second meeting, having met last August at the qualifying rounds of the Canadian Open. Opelka, a finalist in last week’s Oracle Challenger Series, fired 25 faces during the match and won 93% of his 1st serve points.

No. 5 Seed Bjorn Fratangelo defeated North Carolina State player Alexis Galarneau. Fratangelo, who trains at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona, holds 10 USTA Pro Circuit singles titles. He will take on former Georgia Tech player Christopher Eubanks in the second round.

In first round doubles action the All-American team of Evan King and Hunter Reese defeated Maverick Banes and Luke Saville. Reese and Evan recently teamed together to win the 2018 Sarasota Open.

The Atlantic Tire Championships are held at Cary Tennis Park. The field for this $50,000 event features 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Tickets can be purchased online at the tournament website www.atlantictirechampionships.com, or at the Cary Tennis Park. 



With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to $125,000, 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 39 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 more than $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and Sam Querrey are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit at #USTAProCircuit and www.procircuit.usta.com.


Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Tuesday, September 11

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor


Tuesday September 11 - RESULTS

Singles - First Round

Mikael Ymer (SWE) def David Perez Sanz (ESP) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(2)   

(5) Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) def (WC) Alexis Galarneau (CAN) 6-4, 6-3

(3) Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) def (Q) Jeffrey John Wolf (USA) 6-3, 6-3

(Q) Joris De Loore (BEL) def (WC) Sebastian Korda (USA) 7-6(3), 6-4

Evan Song (USA) def Nick Stachowiak (USA) 6-3, 6-2  

James Duckworth (AUS) def (6) Kevin King (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

(7) Alexei Popyrin (AUS) def JC Aragone (USA) 6-3, 6-4

(4) Reilly Opelka (USA) def Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 7-6 (11), 6-4

Dominik Koepfer (GER)def Roberto Ortega-Olmedo (ESP) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Donald Young (USA) def Jan Choinski (GER) 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-1


Doubles - First Round

(3) Peter Polansky (CAN) /Jackson Withrow (USA) def Ruben Gonzales (PHI)/Nathaniel Lammons (USA) 7-5, 6-2

Evan King/Hunter Reese (USA) def Maverick Banes/Luke Saville (AUS) 6-3, 6-1

Hans Hach Verdugo (MEX) / Andreas Siljestrom (SWE) def (WC) Catalin Mateas /Nick Stachowiak (USA) 7-6(5), 7-5


Wednesday September 12 – SCHEDULE

Stadium starting at 1:00pm

(WC) William Blumberg vs Jose Hernandez-Fernandez, followed by

(Q) Evan Song vs (Q) James Duckworth, followed by

Donald Young vs (4) Reilly Opelka


Not Before 6:00pm

Kevin King / Ruan Roelofse vs (WC) William Blumberg / Blaine Boyden, followed by

Christopher Eubanks vs (5) Bjorn Fratangelo


COURT 15 start 13:00

Alejandro Gonzalez  vs Mikael Ymer, followed by

Evan King vs Kaichi Uchida, followed by

Luis David Martinez / David Perez Sanz vs (2) Marceo Arevalo / Roberto Maytin


COURT 13 start 13:00

(3) Marcelo Arevalo vs (Q) Joris De Loore, followed by

(7) Alexei Popyrin vs Dominik Koepfer, followed by

(1) Fabrice Martin / Hugo Nys vs (Q) Roberto Ortega-Olmedo / Pablo Vivero Gonzalez