Granollers Advances To Quarterfinals At Tiburon Challenger

Marcel Granollers (photo: Tiburon Challenger)

TIBURON, September 27, 2018

Marcel Granollers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wells Fargo Tiburon Challenger. The top seed of the $100,000 hard-court event edged past Turkish qualifier Cem Ilkel 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday.

Granollers struck seven aces, winning 84 per cent of his first service points to prevail after one hour and 45 minutes. The World No. 104 will next take on John-Patrick Smith of Australia.

Christopher Eubanks knocked out No. 3 seed Peter Polansky of Canada 6-3, 6-3. The 22-year-old US-American secured victory in just 57 minutes. Next up for Eubanks will be compatriot Noah Rubin.

Wednesday, September 26, RESULTS

Singles Second Round

[1] M. Granollers (ESP) d [Q] C. Ilkel (TUR) 62 75

C. Eubanks (USA) d [3] P. Polansky (CAN) vs. (USA) 63 63

[6] N. Rubin (USA) d [WC] J Aragone (USA) 76(3) 64

J. Smith (AUS) d [8] B. Fratangelo (USA) 16 64 62

Doubles First Round

[1] M. Arevalo (ESL)/[1] R. Maytin (VEN) vs. B. Fratangelo (USA)/R. Galloway (USA) 63 60

[WC] H. Johnson (USA)/Y. Johnson (USA) d [2] S. Ratiwatana (THA)/[2] C. Rungkat (INA) 61 36 10-8

[WC] A. Goransson (SWE)/F. Lakat (FRA) vs. [3] P. Polansky (CAN)/J. Withrow (USA) 46 63 10-4

[4] M. Granollers (ESP)/[4] M. Vervoort (NED) vs. T. Matsui (JPN)/F. Nielsen (DEN) 46 63 10-4

[Q] H. Verdugo (MEX)/L. Saville (AUS) d R. Roelofse (RSA)/N. Rubin (USA) 63 60

A. Lawson (USA)/H. Reese (USA) d M. Reid (AUS)/J. Thompson (AUS) 64 64

G. Granollers (ESP)/P. Martinez (ESP) d [WC] C. Eubanks (USA)/M. Krueger (USA) 64 64

E. King (USA)/N. Pasha (USA) d R. Gonzales (PHI)/N. Lammons (USA) 64 26 10-4