Atlantic Tire Championships Quarterfinals Are Set

Atlantic Tire Championships Cary Challenger (photo: Atlantic Tire Championships)

CARY, July 23, 2021

The quarterfinals of the Atlantic Tire Championships are set with five US-Americans securing spots. The $52,080 ATP Challenger 80 hard-court tournament is being held at Cary Tennis Park.

Mitchell Krueger defeated British lucky loser Aidan McHugh 6-1, 7-6(2). In the match, Mitchell served well and won 89 per cent of his first-service points to prevail after one hour and 41 minutes. The No. 6 seed from Texas will next take on Argentine qualifier Genaro Alberto Oliveiri, who edged past Roberto Cid Suvervi from the Dominican Republic 7-6(6), 6-0 in one hour and 51 minutes.

No. 2 seed and last year’s Atlantic Tire Championships’ finalist, Prajnesh Gunneswaran from India advanced by defeating local wild card entry Sam Riffice 6-2, 6-4. The World No. 156 sent down eight aces and broke his opponent’s serve three times to secure victory in 67 minutes. Gunneswaran will next play fellow Indian and No. 8 seed Ramkumar Ramanathan, who fought past Canadian qualifier Alexis Galarneau 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 47 minutes.

Thursday, July 22 – Results

Singles – Second Round

[2] Prajnesh. Gunneswaran (IND) def. [WC] Sam Riffice (USA) 6-2, 6-4
[6] Mitchell Krueger (USA) def. [LL] Aidan McHugh (GBR) 6-1, 7-6(2)
[8] Ramkumar Ramanthan (IND)
 def. [Q] Alexis Galarneau (CAN) 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4
[Q] Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG)
 def. Roberto Cid Subervi (DOM) 7-6(6), 6-0

Doubles – Quarterfinals 

[1] C. Harrison (USA) / D. Novikov (USA) def. U. Blanch (USA) / S. Riffice (USA) 6-3, 7-5
P. Chrysochos (CYP) / M. Pervolarakis (GRE) def. [2] C. Eubanks (USA) / R. Roelofse (RSA) 6-4, 6-4
[WC] A. Kovacevic / B. Shelton (USA) def. [WC] S. Sculley (USA) / A. Zhang 6-4, 6-2

Friday, July 23 – Order of Play 

Stadium start 2:00 pm
[WC] Govind Nanda (USA) vs. Christian Harrison (USA)
[Q] Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG) vs. [6] Mitchell Krueger (USA)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[7] Christopher Eubanks (USA) vs. Stefan Kozlov (USA)
[WC] A. Kovacevic (USA) / B. Shelton (USA) vs. P. Chrysochos (CYP) / M. Pervolarakis (GRE)

Court 15 start 2:00 pm
[8] Ramkumar Ramanthan (IND) vs. Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)
Not Before 5:30 pm
After Suitable Rest – [1] C. Harrison (USA) / D. Novikov (USA) vs. L. Lacko (SVK) / R. Ramanathan (IND)