In Friday’s featured evening match, No. 7 seed Mitchell Krueger took to the court against the highest remaining seed, Dudi Sela, to secure his spot in the Semi-Finals. The No. 4 seed quickly took the opening set 6-1, but the American was able to hang close in the second and force the tiebreak. Krueger closed out the second 7-6(5) and kept that rolling into the final set. Krueger made his move, breaking Sela, and was able to hold serve and close out the match with a final score of 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
Kicking off play on Quarterfinal Friday was Joao Menezes and Duckhee Lee. Menezes, the No. 14 seed, was able to close out the match 7-5, 6-2 and advance to his second consecutive ATP Challenger semifinal.
Next up, Evgeny Karlovskiy and Maxime Cressy went deep into a three set match, with Karlovskiy winning 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(4). Meanwhile over on Court 1, Yuichi Sugita rolled past Max Purcell 6-3, 6-1.
Advancing in doubles were the teams of Diego Hidalgo and Martin Redlicki, Sekou Bangoura and Teymuraz Gabashvili, No. 2 seeds JC Aragone and Alex Lawson, and the top seeds of Max Purcell and Luke Saville.
Off the court, the tournament hosted its Dick’s Sporting Goods Tennis Challenge at 2:30 p.m. Kids had the opportunity to participate in clinics, have fun, and enjoy professional tennis. In the evening VIP’s attended a special event under the big tent that featured great food, drinks, and live music.
Semifinal action will get underway at 11:00 a.m. with the first of the two doubles matches. Singles will get underway shortly after as the remaining four players look to grab their spot in the championship match.
In between matches a Wilson Free for All will also take place, where the crowd will get up on their feet to have some fun and win prizes.