Ante Pavic (left) discusses critical point strategy with partner
Milan Pokrajac during the third set in the Manshield Tennis
Futures doubles championship match.

By Geoff Kirbyson

Filip Peliwo will be having nightmares about Ante Pavic after getting knocked out in both the singles and doubles at the Manshield Tennis Futures Friday.

The Croation Pavic, who was seeded seventh, defeated the Vancouver native and No. 1 seed in the singles 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the Sargent Park Tennis Garden.

Then a couple of hours later he partnered with Milan Pokrajac, another Canadian, to defend their top seed and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a 6-0, 4-6, 13-11 win over Peliwo and David Sofaer from Australia in the men’s doubles final.

The top seeds were down two mini-breaks at 8-4 in the deciding super tie-break and saved off one match point before prevailing.

The men’s semi-finals start Saturday morning with Pavic playing Evan King from the U.S. (Pavic had won the first set at press time) and Cameron Norrie from Great Britain will take on J.P. Smith from Australia at 1:00 p.m.

Smith is the highest-ranked player left in the draw (No. 299 in the world.)

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