Eubanks Defeats Sock At Cary Challenger

Christopher Eubanks against Jack Sock (photo: Atlantic Tire Championships)

CARY, July 22, 2021

Day 3 of the Atlantic Tire Championships included three set battles and big serves to finish the day at Cary Tennis Park.

In a seesaw third set tiebreaker, US-American Mitchell Krueger defeated his compatriot William Blumberg 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) to complete the round of 16. Christian Harrison from the United States booked his spot in the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Mikael Torpegaard of Denmark.

US-Americans Stefan Kozlov and wild card entry Govind Nanda both rebounded after losing the first set to record upsets. Kozlov over No. 3 seed Maxime Cressy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and Nanda over Brayden Schnur of Canada, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

The evening finished with big serve performances from fellow US-Americans, Christopher Eubanks and Jack Sock. No. 7 seeded Eubanks earned his spot to the quarterfinals by defeating Sock, 7-6(4), 7-5.

Wednesday, July 21 – Results

Singles – First Round

Mitchell Krueger (USA) def. William Blumberg (USA) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)

Singles – Second Round

[2] Stefan Kozlov (USA) def. [3] Maxime Cressy (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

[7] Christopher Eubanks (USA) def. Jack Sock (USA) 7-6(4), 7-5

[WC] Govind Nanda (USA) def. Brayden Schnur (USA) -6, 7-5, 7-5

Christian Harrison (USA) def Gonzalo Villanueva (ARG) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

[LL] Aidan McHugh (GBR) def. Mikael Torpegaard 7-5, 6-2

Doubles – First Round

[WC] A. Kovacevic (USA) / B. Shelton (USA) def. [4] R. Cid Subervi (DOM) / R. Quiroz (ECU) 6-1, 6-7(5) 10-8

U Blanch (USA) / Sam Riffice (USA) def. B Arias (BOL) / G. Villanueva (ARG) 6-1, 7-5

P. Chrysochos (CYP) / M. Pervolarakis (GRE) def. A. McHugh (GBR) / J. Ward (GBR) walkover

Doubles – Quarterfinals 

L. Lacko (SVK) / R. Ramanathan (IND) def. [3] M. Krueger (USA) vs. B. Schnur (CAN) walkover

Thursday, July 22 – Order of Play 

Stadium start 1:00 pm
[Q] Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG) vs. Roberto Cid Subervi (DOM)
[LL] Aidan McHugh (GBR) vs [6] Mitchell Krueger (USA)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[8] Ramkumar Ramanthan (IND) vs. [Q] Alexis Galarneau (CAN)
[WC] S. Sculley (USA) / A. Zhang (USA) vs. A. Kovacevic / B. Shelton (USA)

Court 15 start 2:00 pm
[WC] Sam Riffice (USA) vs. Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)

Not Before 5:30 pm
P. Chrysochos (CYP) / M. Pervolarakis (GRE) vs. [2] C. Eubanks (USA) / R. Roelofse (RSA)

Court 13 start 5:30 pm
After Suitable Rest [1] C. Harrison (USA) / D. Novikov (USA) vs. U. Blanch (USA) / S. Riffice (USA)