Lucky Loser Bambridge Advances to Second Round

 

CARY, NC, September 12, 2017 On a day filled with stop and starts due to Hurricane Irma, the tournament was able to complete one first round singles match. In their first meeting since 2012, Luke Bambridge defeated former University of Virginia standout Thai-Son Kwiatkowski in three sets. Both Bambridge and Kwiatkowski had difficulty capitalizing on break points, but Bambridge had his best service games in the final set, winning 79% of his first serve points and serving four aces.

Fifteen matches are scheduled for Wednesday, including three matches that started on Tuesday.  The No.1 seed and 2016 Finalist, Ernest Escobedo, faces local wildcard Patrick Kypson. Kypson, having recently won the Boys 18 Nationals, received a bid to the main draw of the 2017 US Open.  Kypson and Escobedo practiced against each other while on the grounds of the US Open.

Marcelo Arevalo, fresh from his Bogota Challenger title last week, takes on No.3 Michael Mmoh. With his recent title in Bogota, Arevalo became the first player from El Salvador to win a Challenger title. This will be the first meeting for Arevalo and Mmoh.

 

Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Monday, September 12

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Tuesday September 12 - RESULTS
Singles– First Round

Luke Bambridge, Great Britain, def. WC-Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, United States, 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(2)

 

Wednesday’s September 12 – SCHEDULE

Stadium Court – starting at 12 p.m.

Mackenzie McDonald (7) vs. Alexander Ward, followed by

Kevin King vs. Jared Hiltzik, To Be Finished 5-2, followed by

Christian Harrison vs. Q-Aleksandar Vukic, followed by

Ernesto Escobedo (1) vs. WC-Patrick Kypson

Not before 6:00pm

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Mackenzie McDonald vs. WC-William Blumberg and Robert Kelly, followed by

Austin Krajicek vs Dennis Novikov (8) 

Court 15 – starting at 12 p.m.

WC-William Blumberg vs. Brydan Klein, To Be Finished 6-2, 0-1, followed by

Marcelo Arevalo vs. Michael Mmoh (3), followed by

Facundo Mena vs. Q-Ryan Haviland, followed by

Sekou Bangoura and Evan King (3) vs. Ante Pavic and Dmitry Tursunov, followed by

WC-Sean Sculley and Nick Stachowiak vs. Facundo Mena and Joao Pedro Sorgi

Court 13 – starting at 12 p.m.

Mitchell Krueger (5) vs. Wil Spencer, To Be Finished 2-2, followed by

Q-Skander Mansouri vs. Joao Pedro Sorgi, followed by

Q-Julian Zlobinsky vs. WC-Alexis Galarneau, followed by

WC-Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden vs. Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela

  

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