Fratangelo, Opelka Last Seeds Standing In Cary

Bjorn Fratangelo (photo: Atlantic Tire Championships Cary)

CARY, September 13, 2018

Only two seeded players will advance to the singles quarterfinals of the $50,000 Atlantic Tire Championships at Cary Tennis Park. No. 4 seed Reilly Opelka and No. 5 seed Bjorn Fratangelo both finished their matches on Wednesday in just over an hour.

Bjorn Fratangelo defeated former Georgia Tech player Christopher Eubanks 6-4, 6-4 and will face Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia in the stage of the final eight on Thursday. It will be the pair’s third meeting.

Opelka’s 17 aces helped to defeat fellow US-American Donald Young 6-1, 7-6(5). The 21-year-old from Florida will face Germany’s Dominik Koepfer on Thursday. Koepfer rallied past Australian teenager Alexei Popyrin 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6(3) in just under three hours, the longest match of the day.

Wednesday September 12 – RESULTS
Men’s Singles-Second Round

Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (DOM) def (WC) William Blumberg (USA) 6-4, 6-3

(Q) James Duckworth (AUS) def (Q) Evan Song (USA) 6-3, 7-6(4)

(4) Reilly Opelka (USA) def Donald Young (USA) 6-1, 7-6(5)

(5) Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) def Christopher Eubanks (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) def Mikael Ymer (SWE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Kaichi Uchida (JPN) def Evan King (USA) 6-4, 6-3

(Q) Joris De Loore (BEL) def (3) Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) 7-6(3), 7-5

Dominik Koepfer (GER) def (7) Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6 (3)

Mens’ Doubles-First Round

(WC) William Blumberg / Blaine Boyden (USA) def Kevin King (USA) / Ruan Roelofse (RSA) 7-5, 6-1

(1) Fabrice Martin /Hugo Nys (FRA) def (Q) Roberto Ortega-Olmedo / Pablo Vivero Gonzalez (ESP) 6-3, 6-2
Luis David Martinez (VEN)/ David Perez Sanz (ESP) def (2) Marceo Arevalo (ESA)/ Roberto Maytin (VEN) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7