Above photo: Shane Nicholls at the 2017 Winnipeg National Bank Challenger. Photo courtesy of Karl Mendoza at www.kamera8studios.ca.

Manitoba’s Shane Nicholls competed in Thailand and then went to Malaysia for three International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures tournaments this fall. He played the AGCTC Qualifier in Calgary (Nov. 23-26), winning his first two matches in men’s Open singles before losing in the semifinals 6-4, 6-4 to Maximilian Szczypien. Nicholls plans on competing in ITF Futures tournaments in Europe in the new year.