TWO AMERICAN SEEDS ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINALS
CARY, NC, September 12, 2018 – Only two seeded players will advance to the singles quarterfinals. No. 4 seed Reilly Opelka and No. 5 seed Bjorn Fratangelo both finished their matches in just over an hour.
Bjorn Fratangelo defeated former Georgia Tech player Christopher Eubanks and will face Alejandro Gonzalez in the quarterfinals on Thursday. It will be the pair’s third meeting.
Opelka’s 17 aces helped to defeat fellow American Donald Young. He will face Dominik Koepfer on Thursday. Koepfer defeated Alexei Popyrin in just under three hours, the longest match of the day.
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.
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Atlantic Tire Championships
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Wednesday, September 12
Cary Tennis Park
Wednesday September 12 - RESULTS
Men’s Singles-Second Round
Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM) def (WC) William Blumberg (USA) 6-4, 6-3
(Q) James Duckworth (AUS) def (Q) Evan Song (USA) 6-3, 7-6(4)
(4) Reilly Opelka (USA) def Donald Young (USA) 6-1, 7-6(5)
(5) Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) def Christopher Eubanks (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) def Mikael Ymer (SWE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kaichi Uchida (JPN) def Evan King (USA) 6-4, 6-3
(Q) Joris De Loore (BEL) def (3) Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) 7-6(3), 7-5
Dominik Koepfer (GER) def (7) Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6 (3)
Mens’ Doubles-First Round
(WC) William Blumberg / Blaine Boyden (USA) def Kevin King (USA) / Ruan Roelofse (RSA) 7-5, 6-1
(1) Fabrice Martin /Hugo Nys (FRA) def (Q) Roberto Ortega-Olmedo / Pablo Vivero Gonzalez (ESP) 6-3, 6-2
Luis David Martinez (VEN)/ David Perez Sanz (ESP) def (2) Marceo Arevalo (ESA)/ Roberto Maytin (VEN) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
Thursday September 13 – SCHEDULE
Stadium starting at 12:00pm
(1) Fabrice Martin / Hugo Nys vs Hans Hach Verdugo / Andreas Siljestrom, followed by
Dominik Koepfer vs (4) Reilly Opelka, followed by
Alejandro Gonzalez vs (5) Bjorn Fratangelo, followed by
(3) Peter Polansky /Jackson Withrow vs (WC) William Blumberg / Blaine Boyden
COURT 15 start 12:00pm
Kaichi Uchida vs Jose Hernandez-Fernandez, followed, by
(Q) Joris De Loore vs (Q) James Duckworth, followed by
Evan King / Hunter Reese vs Luis Martinez / David Perez Sanz