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Manitobans At Calgary Tournament

Apr 25, 2018
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Above photo: Kevin Kylar at the 2017 Winnipeg National Bank Challenger. Photo courtesy of Karl Mendoza at www.kamera8studios.ca.

Shane Nicholls and Kevin Kylar competed in the 25K AGCTC Championship, held April 19-22 in Calgary. Both Manitoba players won their opening match in Championship Singles before losing in the quarterfinals. Nicholls beat Raphaël Archambault-Laurin 6-1, 6-2 and then lost to No. 1 seed and eventual champion Samuel Monette 6-0, 6-0. Kylar defeated Ryan Townsend 6-1, 6-1 before falling to No. 2 seed and eventual finalist Philip Bester 6-3, 6-2.

Kylar and Nicholls teamed up in Championship Doubles, beating Tyler Sinclair/Alex Vukovic 6-2, 6-4 and then losing in the semifinals to the No. 1 seeds and eventual champions Philip Bester/George Jecminek.