Singles Qualifying Set to Begin on Saturday
2019 BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data
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ATLANTA, July 19, 2019 – Eight qualifying matches make up the order of play for Saturday in Atlanta at the BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data.
Play, which starts at 10 a.m., will be made up on a talented group of young American and international players as well as ATP Tour veterans from all over the world. American players will be involved in five of the eight matches.
Local Atlanta wildcard, Trent Bryde, plays top-seeded, Kamil Majchrzak of Poland. Bryde won the local Wildcard Playoffs to earn his spot in the qualifying draw. Former Georgia Tech player, Kevin King, is also in the qualifying draw.
Last year’s singles finalist, Ryan Harrison, is seeded eighth in the qualifying draw and he faces Viktor Troicki of Serbia.
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019
STADIUM COURT start 11:00 am
Qualifying -  D. Koepfer (GER) vs [Alt] D. Young (USA)
Qualifying - [Alt] V. Troicki (SRB) vs  R. Harrison (USA)
Qualifying -  K. Majchrzak (POL) vs [WC] T. Bryde (USA)
Qualifying - M. Mmoh (USA) vs  T. Paul (USA)
GRANDSTAND start 10:00 am
Qualifying - A. Bolt (AUS) vs  J. Jung (TPE)
Qualifying -  G. Andreozzi (ARG) vs [WC] K. King (USA)
Qualifying - [Alt] M. Torpegaard (DEN) vs  P. Gojowczyk (GER)
Qualifying -  S. Kwon (KOR) vs I. Ivashka (BLR)
Note: Saturday also is Kid’s Day at the BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data
Bryde is familiar with the BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data. He's tasted success playing in his hometown ATP World Tour event before. In 2015, he won the Wildcard Challenge, and then defeated a former ATP touring pro in the first round of qualifying. The rising sophomore at the University of Georgia recorded eight wins in both singles and doubles to cap his first year as a Bulldog. He was ranked fourth nationally, and first in the state of Georgia as a junior while achieving a career-high No.8 ranking in the International Tennis Federation Junior World rankings. During his successful career, he competed in all four junior Grand Slams around the world, and was invited to participate in the prestigious ITF Junior Masters Event in Chengdu, China.
Tournament Director Eddie Gonzalez loves to call the BB&T Atlanta Open a “Mini U.S. Open” and that again is evident in 2019, when Venus WIlliams, winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles takes on former US Open finalist, Madison Keys in a special ‘Sunday Showdown” on July 21. That is the first evening session. Qualifying matches will be played during the day on Saturday and Sunday.
The BB&T Atlanta Open has welcomed more than 360,000 fans to Atlantic Station over the years, establishing itself as one of the top ATP tennis events in the US. Tickets for the 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open can be purchased at http://www.bbtatlantaopen.com/.
The new tournament venue, just steps from the previous entrance, will offer more shade and air conditioning, more space for activations and suite location closer to court- just five rows from the action. Every seat in the stadium is close to the court and sight lines are some of the best in tennis. All week long there will be sponsor activities, player autograph sessions and delicious food/drink to go along with special events like Kid’s Day, College Night, Military Appreciation Night and more.