Mmoh And Seppi Advance To Cary Challenger Final

Michael Mmoh (photo: Atlanitc Tire Championships)

CARY, September 15, 2019

Michael Mmoh will have a busy Sunday as he competes in both the singles and doubles championship matches of the Atlantic Tire Championships at Cary Tennis Park.

Mmoh defeated fellow US-American JC Aragone in one of Saturday’s three set matches. This was the first meeting for Mmoh and Aragone. The No. 11 seed from Florida will face No. 1 seeded Italian Andreas Seppi in the final.

Seppi defeated France’s Enzo Couacaud 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 in two hours and 42 minutes. Despite a dip in winning his first serve points in the second set, Seppi was able to edge Couacaud in the set tiebreak to level the match. In the third set, Seppi capitalized on his strong returns to take the match.

This will be the first meeting for Seppi, currently ranked No. 77 in the world, and Mmoh. The 35-year-old from South Tyrol could clinch his ninth ATP Challenger career title, his first since Canberra last year. Mmoh is seeking his fifth trophy.

Later on Sunday, Mmoh and his partner Sekou Bangoura will take on Treat Huey from the Philippines and John-Patrick Smith of Australia in the championship doubles match. The US-American duo received a walk over when Tommy Paul withdrew due to injury.

Saturday September 14 – RESULTS

Men’s Singles Semifinal

Michael Mmoh, United States (11) d JC Aragone, United States,  4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Andreas Seppi, Italy (1),  vs Enzo Couacaud, France (5), 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4

Men’s Doubles Semifinal

Sekou Bangoura  / Michael Mmoh (United States)  vs Korey Lovett / Tommy Paul (United States), W/O

Treat Huey (Philippines)  / John-Patrick Smith (United States) d Hans Hach Verdugo (Mexico) / Donald Young (United States), 5-7, 6-4, 10-8