|A great performance by Winnipeg’s Kevin Kylar came up a little
short against no. 4-seeded Vijayant Malik of India, 6-3 3-6 6-4.
The first round has come to an end at Manshield Futures, a $15,000 International Tennis Federation Pro Circuit event in Winnipeg, where tennis fans at Sargent Park Tennis Garden saw three Canadian players advance into the second round.
Canadian qualifier Isade Juneau defeated compatriot Hugo Di Feo 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday, and will be advancing to take on No. 7 seed Ante Pavic of Croatia in the second round. The second all-Canadian match of the day between No. 5-seeded Erik Chvojka and Milan Pokrajac saw Chovjka win 6-4, 6-3. He will now face Luke Brambridge, who ousted Canada’s Brayden Schnur 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5.
Daniel Chu, another Canadian qualifier, was eliminated after losing to Jean-Yves Aubone of the United States 6-1, 6-2. Aubone will now face Evan King in the second round after the American defeated Fritz Wolmarans 6-3, 6-3 to advance. Another American, Alexander Sarkissian, defeated Elias Ymer 6-3, 6-4 to move into the next round where he will face Thanasi Kokkinakis, who secured his second-round berth during Tuesday’s schedule of play.
Winnipeg’s own Kevin Kylar put up a strong fight against India’s Vijayant Malik before he was eliminated 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Malik will advance to take on Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie, who defeated Alexander Zverev 7-6(2), 6-3.
Wednesday’s successful players join Canadian Filip Peliwo, as well as Patrik Rosenholm, Mohamed Abid, David Soafer, John-Patrick Smith, and Isak Arvidsson in the second round, which will take place on Thursday. Stay tuned to www.tenniscanada.com for match updates and live scoring throughout the rest of the tournament. For more information about the Manshield Futures, please visit www.winnipegfutures.com.
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