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JC Aragone, Cameron Norrie, & Evan King One Step Closer To the US Open Main Draw

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JC Aragone was awarded a last minute wild card into this year's US Open qualifying draw and now he's just one match away from the main draw after a come from behind win over Italy's Riccardo Bellotti. Aragone dropped the opening set 6-3 and went down a break at 3-2 in the second but he broke back in the next game to even it at 3-all. After an exchange of holds, Aragone went up 40/0 on his 4-4 service game but Bellotti took the next four points to take the advantage. Aragone worked it back to deuce but Bellotti would have the advantage three more times until Aragone finally managed to win two straight and then after getting the advantage he held for 5-4. Aragone jumped on Bellotti's 5-6 service game by going up 0/40 and he'd break from 15/40 to send the match to a third set. 

Aragone held and broke to start the third set but Bellotti broke back and held for 2-2. Aragone rattled off three straight games to go up 5-2 and actually had two match points to win it 6-2 but Bellotti managed to hold. Aragone fell behind 0/30 on his next service game but then won the final four points to close it out 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Aragone will face Japan's Akira Santillan (ATP 171) on Friday morning in the opening match on court 7 which is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET. 

 

Cameron Norrie made his main draw grand slam debut at Wimbledon, via a wild card, and now he's a match away from qualifying after defeating former Florida Gator Sekou Bangoura 6-4, 7-5. Norrie will be on court 9 at 11 am ET on Friday against the No. 22 seed Go Soeda (ATP 131)

Evan King will attempt to qualify for his first grand slam main draw when he faces fellow American Michael Mmoh in the third match on court 7. King dropped the opening set on Thursday against Renzo Olivo and then rattled off 12 of the next 13 games to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-0. 

Full results from all players with college ties are listed below. 

US Open Men's Qualies - Second Round
[16] Maximiliam Marterer def. Dennis Novikov (UCLA '13*) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Jan Satral def. Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA '16*) 6-4, 6-3
Vaclav Safranek def. [24] Yannick Hanfmann (USC '15) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
JC Aragone (Virginia '17) def. Riccardo Bellotti 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Guido Andreozzi def. Bradley Klahn (Stanford '12) 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4
Cameron Norrie (TCU '17*) def. Sekou Bangoura (Florida '11*) 6-4, 7-5
JP Smith (Tennessee '11) def. [12] Filip Krajinovic 6-4, 6-4
Evan King (Michigan '13) def. [13] Renzo Olivo 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
[15] Lukas Lacko def. Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M '11) 7-6(5), 7-6(6)
Tim Smyczek def. Ray Sarmiento (USC '14) 6-1, 6-3
[20] Peter Polansky def. Blaz Rola (Ohio State '13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
 
US Open Men's Qualies - Final Round
JC Aragone (Virginia '17) vs. Akira Santillan
Cameron Norrie (TCU '17*) vs. [22] Go Soeda
JP Smith (Tennessee '11) vs. Mitchell Krueger
Evan King (Michigan '13) vs. [31] Michael Mmoh
 
US Open Women's Qualies - Second Round
Anna Zaja def. Jacqueline Cako (Arizona State '13) 7-6(1), 6-1
Jamie Loeb (North Carolina '15*) def. Vera Zvonareva 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4
Danielle Lao (USC '13) def. Camilla Rosatello 6-3, 6-1
Fangzhou Liu def. [9] Kristie Ahn (Stanford '14) 6-3, 7-5
[14] Nicole Gibbs (Stanford '13*) def. Patty Schnyder 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
 
US Open Women's Qualies - Final Round
Jamie Loeb (North Carolina '15*) vs. Sachia Vickery
Danielle Lao (USC '13) vs. [20] Jana Fett
[14] Nicole Gibbs (Stanford '13*) vs. [18] Naomi Broady
 
* didn't stay in college for all four years
 

  

Taipei - WUG - Men's Fourth Round
[1] Jason Jung (Michigan '11/14.73) def. [14] Matej Vocel (14.20) 6-2, 7-6(5)
[30] Yuya Ito (Texas Soph/14.03) def. Logan Staggs (UCLA Sr/13.59) 6-2, 6-2
[8] Nuno Borges (Mississippi State Jr/14.89) def. [17] Anthony Jackie Tang (Columbia Soph/13.57) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(2)
[5] Kuan-Yi Lee (14.46) def. [11] Martin Redlicki (UCLA Sr/14.44) 6-2, 6-2
[2] Roman Safiullin (14.61) def. [21] Lucas Poullain (Florida State Sr/13.80) 6-2, 6-4
 
Taipei - WUG - Quarterfinals
[1] Jason Jung (Michigan '11/14.73) vs. [6] Denis Yevseyev (14.27)
[8] Nuno Borges (Mississippi State Jr/14.89) vs. [30] Yuya Ito (Texas Soph/14.03) 
 
Taipei - WUG - Women's Fourth Round
[11] Emily Arbuthnott (Stanford Soph/11.48) def. [25] Katherine Ip (Rice '17/10.82) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
 
Taipei - WUG - Women's Quarterfinals
[11] Emily Arbuthnott (Stanford Soph/11.48) vs. [1] Kai-Chen Chang (12.36)
   
 
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