CARY, NC, September 10, 2017 – Skander Mansouri, Ryan Haviland, Julian Zlobansky and Aleksander Vukic have all qualified for the tournament’s main draw. All but Vukic played matches on the first day of qualifying. In Mansouri’s last match of the day he won 86% of his first serve points, facing only one breakpoint in the two set match. Mansouri’s fellow Wake Forest teammate, Julian Zlobansky, defeated the qualifying No. 4 Luke Bambridge in a close three set match to advance to the main draw.
Tomorrow’s first match on Stadium Court features No. 2 Tennys Sandgren in pursuit of his 15th USTA Pro Circuit Singles title. Tennys faces Ante Pavic. The evening’s feature doubles match will showcase local collegiate player Nick Stachowiak and his Duke teammate Sean Sculley against Facundo Mena and Joao Pedro Sorgi. Alexander Ward will take on No. 7 Mackenzie McDonald in the featured singles match. McDonald made college history by capturing the 2016 NCAA singles and doubles titles.
Sunday September 10 - RESULTS
Qualifying Singles– Second Round
Q-Skander Mansouri, Tunisia, def. Q-Evan King (1), United States, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(1)
Q-Mark Verryth, Australia, def. Q-Dmitry Tursunov (5), Russia, 5-7, 1-1 Retired
Q-David O’Hare, Ireland, def. Q-Matthew Barton (2), Australia, 7-6(2), 6-2
Q-Ryan Haviland (8), United States, def. Q-Damon Gooch, South Africa, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Q-Aleksandar Vukic, Australia, def. Q-Zeke Clark, United States, 6-3,1-6, 6-4
Q-Hans Hach Verdugo, Mexico, def. Q-Felipe Martinez Sarrasague (7), Argentina, 7-6(4), 6-3
Q-Luke Bambridge, Great Britian, def. Q-Blaine Boyden, United States, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Q-Julian Zlobinsky, United States, def. Q- Mikelis Libietis (6), Latvia, 6-4, 7-6(3)
Qualifying Singles-Third Round
Q-Julian Zlobinsky, United States, def. Q-Luke Bambridge (4), United States, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Q-Aleksandar Vukic (3), United States, def. Q-Hans Hach Verdugo, Mexico, 6-3, 6-2
Q-Ryan Haviland (8), United States, def. Q-David O’Hare, Ireland, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4)
Q-Skander Mansouri, Tunisia, def. Q-Mark Verryth, Australia, 7-6(5), 6-4
Monday’s September 11 – SCHEDULE
Stadium Court – starting at 12 p.m.
Ante Pavic vs. Tennys Sandgren (2), followed by
Pedro Sakamoto vs. Noah Rubin (6)
Not before 2:00 p.m.
WC-Sean Sculley and Nick Stachowiak vs. Facundo Mena and Joao Pedro Sorgi, followed by
Mackenzie McDonald (7) vs. Alexander Ward
Court 15 – starting at 12 p.m.
Christian Garin (9) vs. Raymond Sarmiento, followed by
Cameron Norrie vs. Sekou Bangoura, followed by
Luis Patino and Raymond Sarmiento vs. Damon Gooch and Wil Spencer
Court 13 – starting at 2 p.m.
Mikelis Libietis and Dennis Novikov vs. Hans Hach Verdugo and Brydan Klein