King Claims First Challenger Title

 

CARY, NC, September 17, 2017 – Kevin King defeated Cameron Norrie in a decisive straight set win to claim his first Challenger title. This was King’s second tournament appearance, having reached the quarterfinals in 2015. King, who trained at Cary Tennis Park for four years, thanked the crowd for their support in helping him through the week’s tough matches.  On his way to the Championship match, King defeated two seeded players, No.1 Ernesto Escobedo, and No.6 Noah Rubin.

The pair of Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela claimed their third consecutive Challenger doubles title, having just won titles in Colombia and Ecuador. Their match against Dennis Novikov and Mikelis Libietis lasted almost two hours and consisted of three tiebreaks. In the match tiebreak, Arevalo and Reyes-Varela won almost 90% of their service points.

 

Atlantic Tire Championships

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Sunday, September 17

Cary Tennis Park

Cary, NC

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Sunday September 17 - RESULTS


Singles– Final

Kevin King, United States, def. Cameron Norrie, Great Britain, 6-4, 6-1

 

Doubles–Final

Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. Mikelis Libietis, Latvia, and Dennis Novikov, United States, 6-7(6), 7-6(1), 10-6

 

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With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to $125,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 38 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering more than $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and Sam Querrey and are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit at #USTAProCircuit and www.procircuit.usta.com. 

 

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