In the annual College Night match, Georgia Tech player, Cole Gromley, took on No. 8 seed, Ugo Humbert. In front of an electrifying crowd, this was a match both players won’t soon forget. Gromley a rising sophomore at Georgia Tech battled the 21-year-old Frenchman. Gromley saw his first opportunity to take the lead in the ninth game, but Humbert hit some big serves to take away the Yellow Jacket’s opportunity.
With the entire stadium court supporting him, Gromley embraced his opportunity and raised his game to challenge Humbert to a first-set tiebreaker. The Frenchman shut down the Tech crowd with big shots and cruised through the tiebreaker to take home the first set 7-6 (2). Humbert would keep his tiebreaker momentum going to the second set and broke his opponent in the very first game. The Frenchman’s tour experience was too much for Gromley and Humbert took the second set home in a professional manner 6-1.
Metro Atlanta native, Kevin King, a two-time All American at Georgia Tech needed a wildcard to get into the BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data qualifying draw. He made the most of the opportunity as he scored the biggest upset of the tournament, defeating Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 6-4.
King used his lefty serve and mixed in deep groundstrokes to keep the Bulgarian off balance. This was King’s first ATP World Tour level singles win.
RESULTS – JULY 23, 2019
Singles – First Round
B. Tomic (AUS) d  F. Tiafoe (USA) 46 63 76(4)
 R. Albot (MDA) d T. Sandgren (USA) 64 76(4)
 U. Humbert (FRA) d [WC] C. Gromley (USA) 76(2) 62
R. Opelka (USA) d A. Bublik (KAZ) 63 76(1)
D. Evans (GBR) d [Q] J. Jung (TPE) 61 61
M. Ebden (AUS) d [Q] K. Majchrzak (POL) 76(5) 63
[Q] S. Kwon (KOR) d P. Gunneswaran (IND) 67(4) 75 60
M. Kecmanovic (SRB) d [WC] J. Sock (USA) 76(9) 76(5)
[Q] K. King (USA) d [WC] G. Dimitrov (BUL) 75 64
Doubles – First Round
T. Fritz (USA) / C. Norrie (GBR) d M. Copil (ROU) / L. Paes (IND) 76(2) 64
ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019
STADIUM COURT start 11:00 am
A. Popyrin (AUS) vs  P. Herbert (FRA)
Not Before 1:30 pm
C. Norrie (GBR) vs [Q] S. Kwon (KOR)
D. Evans (GBR) vs  R. Albot (MDA)
Not Before 7:00 pm
 J. Isner (USA) vs R. Opelka (USA)
D. Evans (GBR) / J. Thompson (AUS) vs J. Sock (USA) / J. Withrow (USA)
GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
B. McLachlan (JPN) / J. Smith (AUS) vs  S. Gonzalez (MEX) / A. Qureshi (PAK)
M. Arevalo (ESA) / M. Reyes-Varela (MEX) vs N. Monroe (USA) / F. Tiafoe (USA)
M. Kecmanovic (SRB) / R. Lindstedt (SWE) vs J. Erlich (ISR) / D. Sharan (IND)
Not Before 5:00 pm
 B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs [WC] C. Eubanks (USA) / D. Young (USA)
T. Fritz (USA) / C. Norrie (GBR) vs  D. Inglot (GBR) / A. Krajicek (USA)