The Manitoba Clay Court Challenge, recently held at Taylor Tennis in Winnipeg, lived up to its namesake.

At the top of the men’s open draw was number 1 seeded player Kevin Kylar, who has dominated the local tennis scene by going undefeated in Tennis Manitoba sanctioned tournaments in 2013. Kylar’s recent focus has been on chasing his first ATP points at Futures tournamenrts held around the world.

And in the challenger’s corner stood the No. 2 seed Sean Bailey, who is Austin Peay’s first four-time all-conference honoree in men’s NCAA tennis.

When the dust settled on the Taylor clay courts, it was the challenger Bailey who out-battled Kylar in a third set tie-breaker to claim Manitoba men’s tennis supremacy with a match score of 7-5 4-6 7-6(7).

Bailey is the top seed in the men’s open draw at the Deer Lodge Classic currently taking place at the Deer Lodge Tennis Club in Winnipeg. The Classic wraps up this Sunday with the men’s final scheduled to start at 12 noon.

In other action, it was Tom Brown defeating Brent Prusak 6-2 6-2 in the men`s 4.5 final. Gary Ma outlasted Mack Ritcher 6-4 6-3 in men’s 3.5 final.

A complete listing of match scores are available at

Next up on the Tennis Manitoba Open Tour is the Wheat City Tennis Championships being held in Brandon, June 27 – 29. The online entry deadline is June 23 at 12 noon. For more details, visit