Among the highlights of the day, No. 5 seed Dennis Novikov dispatched wild card Brian Baker with a convincing 6-1 third set victory, and Mackenzie McDonald defeated Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso to move into the final. McDonald will face Frances Tiafoe on Friday. “This is set to be a showdown not to be missed between two amazing athletes in great form,” said tournament director Brendan Curry.

No. 1 seed Benjamin Becker (GER) was forced to retire from the Challenger in the third set of his match against Darian King (BAR) as the result of a pectoral injury, leaving King to compete against Novikov in the quarterfinals.

In addition, defending champion Tim Smyczek takes on Mitchell Kruege, and Michael Mmoh faces No. 2 seed Bjorn Fratangelo on Friday.

Men’s Singles – Second Round
Darian King (BAR) d [1] Benjamin Becker (GER) Ret’d 67(3) 36 61
[5] Dennis Novikov (USA) d [WC] Brian Baker (USA) 64 36 61
[4] Frances Tiafoe (USA) d John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 63 63
[WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) d [Q] Salvatore Caruso (ITA) 76(3) 62

Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinal
[1] Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/Juan Peralta (CHI) d [Q] Baz Rola (SLO)/Grega Zemlja (SLO) 64 76(4)
[3] Matt Reid (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d Steven De Waard (AUS)/Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 60 62
Quentin Halys (FRA)/Dennis Novikov (USA) d [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)/B McLachlan (NZL) 36 62 10-4 


Center Court start 11 a.m.
[1] Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/Julio Peralata (CHI) vs. [3] Matt Reid (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS)
Mitchell Krueger (USA) vs. [3] Tim Smyczek (USA)
[4] Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs. [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)

Not Before 3 p.m.
[Q] Michael Mmoh vs. [2] Bjorn Frantangelo (USA)

Not Before 4:30 p.m.
[WC] S. Bangoura (USA)/Mitchell Krueger (USA) vs. Darian King [BAR]/Frances Tiafoe (USA)

Court 1 start at noon
Darian King (BAR) vs. [5] Dennis Novikov (USA)

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