James McGee has secured his maiden victory on the ATP Challenger Tour, defeating American Ernesto Escobedo in Cary, North Carolina.

The Castleknock man fought back for victory in the Atlantic Tire Championship after losing the opening set 6-1 to his Californian opponent.

But the 29-year-old Dubliner reversed that scoreline to take the second set 6-1 before taking a tight final set 6-4 to take his first tour title.

The victory should see McGee move up the rankings and return to the world top 200 in the upcoming rankings.