CARY, September 15, 2015
Positioned to begin at the conclusion of the US-Open, the Cary Tennis Championships is hosting its first US-$ 50,000 ATP Challenger event from September 14 to 20.
First round matches started on Monday with three US-Americans making it to the next round. Second seed Austin Krajicek defeated Stefan Kozlov, winning 7-5, 2-6, 6-2. The world number 130 from Florida hit seven aces and overcame the only 17-year-old Macedonian native in two hours and 17 minutes.
The tournament’s number eight Connor Smith knocked off Philip Bester from Canada, winning 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. The 24-year-old withstood six aces and was more solid on his second serve, winning 63% of the points. Smith closed the match in one hour and 49 minutes.
Chase Buchanan remained untroubled in another all-US-American-affair beating wild card Robbie Mudge 6-4, 6-1. The world number 330 from Ohio saved all of the two break points he faced and capitalized on four of his own to seal victory in 77 minutes.
Two Brits also advanced to the second round when Brydan Klein defeated Dennis Nevolo, winning 6-2, 0-6, 6-3. The 25-year-old from London fired seven aces and won 74% of his first service points to previal in one hour and 45 minutes.
Joshua Milton dismissed Eric Quigley, winning 6-2, 7-6. The world number 319 convered four of his eight break points to finish the encounter after 80 minutes.