Mmoh Returns To Winners’ Circle In Cary

Michael Mmoh and Dominik Koepfer (photo: Atlantic Tire Championships)

CARY/STARNBERG, September 19, 2022

Michael Mmoh captured the title of the 2022 Atlantic Tire Championships hosted by Cary Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina. The No. 7 seed of the $53,120 ATP Challenger Tour hard-court tournament defeated eighth-seeded German Dominik Koepfer 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday’s singles final.

Mmoh, who booked his place in the championship match with wins over Briton Daniel Cox, fellow US-American Alex Rybakov, Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan and Australian Jordan Thompson, capitalized on four of his six break-point chances to seal victory in one hour and 45 minutes.

After the match, Mmoh said he is always happy to return to Cary. “Out of all the Challengers in the United States, this is hands down the best Challenger,” the 24-year-old stated.

By winning his sixth ATP Challenger Tour career crown, his first since Knoxville in 2019, Mmoh earned $7,200 in prize money as well as 80 ATP Ranking points.

Lammons/Withrow earn doubles title

On Saturday, Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow from the United States captured the doubles title. The top seeds fought past fourth favourites Treat Huey from the Philippines and Australia’s John-Patrick Smith 7-5, 2-6, 10-5 in one hour and and 20 minutes.

By winning their fifth team title and second of the season following their triumph in Salzburg, Austria, in July, Lammons and Withrow split $3,100 in prize money and pocketed 80 ATP Doubles Ranking points.