Nicolas Mejia shocks Sekou Bangoura 4-6 7-61 6-4 in the 1st round in Cary Challenger on Tuesday. Mejia will have to play John-Patrick Smith in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

There was not much difference between them in this set with the exception of 1 break that Bangoura conquered in the 3rd game (2-1) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

Bangoura had a great start in this set after breaking Mejia in the 1st game (1-0). Nonetheless, Nicolas succeeded in coming back to break the American in the 10th (5-5) game before winning the set at the tiebreak at 1.

3rd set.

There was not much difference between them in this set with the exception of 1 break that the Colombian conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).

1st
Mejia
Bangoura
4-6
4
6
4
5
3
5
3
4
2
4
2
3
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
2nd
Mejia
Bangoura
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
3
4
2
4
2
3
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
3rd
Mejia
Bangoura
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Colombian scored 108 points vs. Bangoura’s 94 points.

The Colombian served very well to win 82% of the points (49/60) behind his first serve, and he won 62% points (16/26) on his second serve. The Colombian struck 10 aces and he committed 3 double faults. Nicolas won this match even if he was not so effective in converting his break points as he converted only 20% (2/10). On the other side, Bangoura didn’t lose the focus when converting 67% of the break points that he procured points (2/3). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this encounter, the head to head between Mejia and Bangoura is 1-1.

Next Match: Nicolas Mejia vs. John-Patrick Smith – stats

Mejia will face Smith in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Nicolas Mejia and John-Patrick Smith since this will be the first time that they will fight against each other at pro level.

The last time that they competed against each other, Smith won 6-74 6-3 6-4 in the 1st round in New Haven Challenger back in September 2019.

Tennis Scores in Cary Challenger

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