Press Room

<< Return

BB&T Atlanta Open Results July 14 - Monday, July 16, 2012
$ 477,900.00
JULY 14 - JULY 22, 2012

RESULTS - JULY 14, 2012

Qualifying Singles - First Round
Qualifying - R Bemelmans (BEL) d [WC] E Graves (USA) 62 61
Qualifying - R Berankis (LTU) d [WC] I Taboada (USA) 62 61
Qualifying - S Bubka (UKR) d [WC] J Anton (USA) 61 60
Qualifying - R Mello (BRA) d M Ledovskikh (RUS) 75 75
Qualifying - R De Voest (RSA) d [WC] N Pasha (USA) 67(5) 62 75
Qualifying - T Smyczek (USA) d [WC] J Motz (USA) 60 61
Qualifying - A Kuznetsov (USA) d D O'Brien (RSA) 62 62
Qualifying - R Hocevar (BRA) d P Simmonds (USA) 76(6) 75
Qualifying - [WC] L Dlouhy (CZE) d [WC] C Eubanks (USA) 76(3) 60
Qualifying - O Charroin (FRA) d [WC] L Inaimo (BRA) 63 64
Qualifying - [WC] D Bernstein (USA) d B Cox (USA) 63 50 Retired
Qualifying - [WC] K King (USA) d [WC] W Spencer (USA) 64 63
Qualifying - C Gard (ROU) d J Spir (COL) 76(4) 61
Qualifying - O Sajous (HAI) d P Duclos (CAN) 67(4) 75 63
Qualifying - [WC] M Ndimande (ZIM) d [WC] D Span (USA) 63 60
Qualifying - L Margaroli (SUI) d [WC] E Sock (USA) 64 57 62

STADIUM COURT start 11:00 am
Qualifying - R Berankis (LTU) vs [WC] D Bernstein (USA)
Qualifying - [WC] K King (USA) vs R De Voest (RSA)
Qualifying - L Margaroli (SUI) vs A Kuznetsov (USA)

GRANDSTAND COURT start 11:00 am
Qualifying - R Bemelmans (BEL) vs [WC] L Dlouhy (CZE)
Qualifying - O Sajous (HAI) vs T Smyczek (USA)
Qualifying - R Mello (BRA) vs [WC] M Ndimande (ZIM)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
Qualifying - O Charroin (FRA) vs R Hocevar (BRA)
Qualifying - S Bubka (UKR) vs C Gard (ROU)

Opening Day Draw Pits Atlanta’s Young vs. Two-time NCAA Champion
Bob Bryant, BB&T Atlanta Open’s Tournament Director, couldn’t help but bust out a little grin when he reviewed the potential first-round order of play following the men’s singles draw announcement on Saturday.

The draw dictated that two-time NCAA singles champion and tournament wild card Steve Johnson from USC would be pitted against Atlanta’s own Donald Young. After the draw was made, the duo was chosen by Bryant and the ATP World Tour to headline Monday’s first day of main draw play. The match is slated for 7 p.m. on Stadium Court.

"I was pretty excited looking over the draw,” said Bryant, whose three wild-card selections will play the three Stadium Court main-draw matches on Monday. "I knew potentially we would have some great match-ups on Monday and that’s the way it turned out.”
College tennis fans in Georgia are familiar with Johnson’s game as he helped lead the Trojans to a fourth consecutive NCAA team title in Athens back in May. Considered the most dominant men’s collegiate player in recent memory, he won an astonishing 72 consecutive singles victories.

Nashville’s Brian Baker, the U.S. tennis story of the year, meets Russia’s Igor Kunitsyn in the match to follow Johnson-Young.

Baker looked rested and relaxed on Sunday as he strolled the grounds and signed autographs for fans who approached him. The 27-year-old former assistant coach for the Belmont University men's tennis team, Baker won the USTA Pro Circuit wild card to get into the French Open earlier this year and then qualified for Wimbledon, where he advanced all the way to the fourth round. He currently has an ATP World Tour ranking of No. 76.

Four qualifying finals will take place on Monday with three starting the day off at 1 p.m. US Open mixed doubles champion Jack Sock meets No. 7 seeded Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. not before 4 p.m. Sock won his Grand Slam title when he teamed up with Marietta, Ga.’s Melanie Oudin.

Top Seeds Move On To Final Round of Qualifying at BB&T Atlanta Open
Each of the top eight seeded players in qualifying all won their matches on Day 2 of the BB&T Atlanta Open being played at Atlantic Station Sunday.

In the match of the day, No. 5 seeded Rik De Voest of South Africa beat former Georgia Tech standout Kevin King, of Peachtree City, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the only three-set match.

De Voest was in agreement with the other players that the new venue at Atlantic Station has been a huge hit with players enjoying the proximity to the restaurants and shops. "It’s very unique,” De Voest said. "It gives it a bit of a different vibe than we’re used to.”
Top-seeded Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium beat wild card Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 7-5 to advance to the final round of qualifying to be played Monday beginning at 1 p.m.

Bemelmans, a 24-year-old lefty, handled the humidity well. "These matches are giving me good preparation for what I’m going to face later on in the week. The ball is flying here and everything is going pretty fast.” Bemelmans will face Ricardo Hocevar of Brazil for a spot in the main draw.

Alex Kuznetsov is the only American player left standing. Kuznetsov, who lost in the final round of qualifying last week in Newport, is looking to qualify for the first men’s tournament of the Emirates


© Copyright 2019, Louisiana Tennis Association. All rights reserved.