CARY, NC, September 9, 2017 – In an opening day filled with multiple three set qualifying matches, one wild card advances into the second round. Blaine Boyden, a junior from nearby University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, defeated Boris Kozlov in the first afternoon match on stadium court. Boyden had a strong first set, winning 60% of the points including all four break points he faced. The evening match featured two local collegiate players, Nick Stachowiak and Skander Mansouri. With four aces and only one double fault, Wake Forest Senior Mansouri, defeated Duke Sophmore Stachowiak in just over one hour.
Main Draw seeds have been announced. Returning 2016 finalist, Ernesto Escobedo has earned the tournament’s top seed. Tennys Sandgren, fresh from playing Marin Cilic in the US Open, returns to the tournament for his third year, this time as the second seed. Next Gen contender, Michael Mmoh will be the tournament’s third seed.
Atlantic Tire Championships
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Saturday, September 9
Cary Tennis Park
Saturday September 9 - RESULTS
Qualifying Singles– First Round
Q-Ryan Haviland (8), United States, def. Q-Luis Patino, Mexico, 6-3, 6-1
Q-Skander Mansouri, Tunisia, def. Q-Nick Stachowiak, United States 6-3, 6-4
Q-Mark Verryth, Australia, def. Q-Andrew Carter, United States, 6-2, 6-1
Q-David O'Hare, Ireland, def. Q-Arthur Surreaux, France, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Q-Damon Gooch, South Africa, def. Q-Spencer Furman, United States, 6-0, 2-6, 7-6(2)
Q-Zeke Clark, United States, def. Q-Robert Kelly, United States, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Q-Hans Hach Verdugo, Mexico, def. Q-Georgyi Malyshev, Russia, 6-4, 6-4
Q-Blaine Boyden, United States, def. Q-Boris Kozlov, United States, 6-1,1-6, 6-3
Q-Julian Zlobinsky, United States, def. Q-Igor Saveljic, Montenegro 6-7(6), 7-5, 7-5
Sunday’s September 10 – SCHEDULE
Stadium Court – starting at 10 a.m.
Q-Luke Bambridge (4) vs. Q-Blaine Boyden, followed by
Q-Aleksander Vukic (3) vs. Q-Zeke Clark, followed by
Q-Evan King (1) vs. Q-Skander Mansouri, followed by
Q-Matthew Barton (2) or David O'Hare vs. Q-Damon Gooch or Q-Ryan Haviland (8), followed by
Q-Evan King (1) or Q-Skander Mansouri vs. Q-Mark Verryth or Q-Dmitry Tursunov (5)
Court 19 – starting at 10 a.m.
Q-Julian Zlobinsky vs. Q-Mikelis Libietis (6), followed by
Q-Hans Hach Verdugo vs. Q-Felipe Martinez Sarrasague (7), followed by
Q-Luke Bambridge (4) or Q-Blaine Boyden vs. Q-Julian Zlobinsky or Q-Mikelis Libietis (6)
Court 21 – starting at 10 a.m.
Q-Matthew Barton (2) vs. Q-David O'Hare, followed by
Q-Damon Gooch (RSA) vs. Q-Ryan Haviland (8), followed by
Q-Mark Verryth (AUS) vs. Q-Dmitry Tursunov (5), followed by
Q-Aleksander Vukic (3) or Zeke Clark (USA) vs Q-Hans Hach Verdugo (MEX) or Q-Felipe Martinez Sarrasague (7)
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