CARY/STARNBERG, September 18, 2021
Three US-Americans advanced to the semi-finals of the Atlantic Tire Championships being held at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina.
No. 2 seed Denis Kudla ousted fellow US-American Michael Mmoh 7-6(3), 6-3. Kudla will next face defending champion Mitchell Krueger who booked his spot in the stage of the final eight of the $52,080 ATP Challenger Tour hard-court tournament by beating Australian Max Purcell 6-3, 6-2. Bjorn Fratangelo is the third player from the United States in the semi-finals with a win over Great Britain’s Ryan Peniston 6-3, 7-5.
Joining the US-Americans is Australian Aleksandar Vukic. After dropping the first set, Vukic rallied with a victory over local favourite Zachary Svajda 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Vukic will take on Fratangelo in the second semi-final.
In doubles, both semi-finals were decided in a match tie-break. William Blumberg and Max Schnur from the United States will face US-American Stefan Kozlov and Canadian Peter Polansky. Doubles final starts the day at 2:00 pm (local time).
Friday, September 17 – Results
Singles – Quarterfinals
 D. Kudla (USA) def.  M. Mmoh (USA) 7-6(3), 6-3
 M. Krueger (USA) def. M. Purcell (AUS) 6-3, 6-2
 B. Fratangelo (USA) def. R. Peniston (GBR) 6-3, 7-5
A. Vukic (AUS) def. [WC] Z. Svajda (USA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Doubles – Semifinals
W. Blumberg (USA) / M. Schnur (USA) def.  C. Harrison (USA) / D. Novikov (USA) 3-6, 6-10-5
S. Kozlov (USA) / P. Polansky (CAN) def. J. Jung (TPE / M. Krueger (USA) 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-4