TALLAHASSEE, April 26, 2019 (Press Release)
Day four at the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger has come and gone, and with that the quarter-finals are all squared up ahead of Friday. Defending champion Noah Rubin kept his hopes of a title repeat in Tallahassee alive, after defeating No. 13 seed Evgeny Karlovskiy.
The Russian took the opening set 6-3 in a rather routine fashion, but Rubin was able to dig in, taking the second set and forcing a third. In the final set, the American survived a late surge from Karlovskiy and closed out the match with a final score of 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Next up, No. 2 seed Tennys Sandgren took to the court against Switzerland’s Sandro Ehrat. Sandgren raced through the first set 6-3, but in the second set, Ehrat was able to keep it neck and neck to force a tiebreak and take the set 7-6(5). In the decisive set, Sandgren took the break he desperately needed and finished the match with a 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4 win.
In the featured singles match of the evening it was an all-American battle between Sarasota Open champion Tommy Paul and 2017 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger semi-finalist Mitchell Krueger. Krueger opened up the match with a early break, playing superb tennis and taking the first set 6-2. Paul waited until late in the second to make his move and close out the set 6-4. With everything on the line, Paul was able to outlast Krueger and battle his way to a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) win.
Also advancing to the quarter-finals were Nino Serdarusic, Corentin Moutet, Sumit Nagal, Mikael Torpegaard, and Emilio Gomez.
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Play gets underway on Friday at 12:00 p.m. with No. 3 seed Corentin Moutet taking on Sumit Nagal in the opening match on Center Court. In the first featured evening match, Noah Rubin and Tennys Sandgren battle it out for a spot in the semi-finals. Off the court the tournament will host a Special Olympics Tennis Carnival.
Singles – Third round
(16) Nino Serdarusic (CRO) d. Andrea Collarini (ARG) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
(9) Tommy Paul (USA) d. (7) Mitchell Krueger (USA) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(2)
(5) Noah Rubin (USA) d. (12) Evgeny Karlovskiy (RUS) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
(2) Tennys Sandgren (USA) d. Sandro Ehrat (SUI) 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4
(3) Corentin Moutet (FRA) d. Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Sumit Nagal (IND) d. Jordi Arconada (USA) 7-6(4), 6-1
(13) Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) d. Federico Coria (ARG) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. (6) Marc Polmans (AUS) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles – Quarter-finals
Guilherme Clezar (BRA) and Marc Polmans (AUS) d. Frank Dancevic and Peter Polansky (CAN) 6-4, 6-3
(4) Roberto Maytin (VEN) and Fernando Romboli (BRA) d. JC Aragone (USA) and Treat Huey (PHI) 3-6, 7-6(1), 10-7
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Noah Rubin (USA) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) and Emilio Gomez (ECU) 6-3, 6-3
Harri Heliovaara (FIN) d. Alex Lawson (USA) d. Andre Goransson (SWE) and Hunter Reese (USA) 7-6(3), 6-4