CARY, September 17, 2017
Kevin King defeated No. 6 Noah Rubin, the only remaining seeded singles player, to advance to Sunday’s final of the $50,000 Atlantic Tire Championships held at Cary Tennis Park.
King, a 2015 Quarterfinalist at the tournament, served strong winning 78 per cent of his first service points. The Georgia Tech alumni also fired nine aces to secure a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory in one hour and 50 minutes.
In the other semi-final on Saturday, Cameron Norrie eased past Marcelo Arevalo from El Salvador 6-0, 6-4. The 22-year-old Briton, who attended Texas Christian University but turned pro at the end of his junior year, didn’t face a break point, converting four of his own to advance in 64 minutes. Norrie is looking to claim his second ATP Challenger trophy after winning in Binghamton in July 2017.
Marcelo Arevalo returned for the final match of the evening, pairing with his doubles partner, Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, to defeat the No. 1 seed of Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow. Arevalo and Reyes-Varela will be seeking their third doubles Challenger title for 2017.
Saturday September 16 – RESULTS
Cameron Norrie, Great Britain, def. Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, 6-0, 6-4
Kevin King, United States, vs. Noah Rubin (6), United States, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow, 7-5, 7-6(5)