|Filip Peliwo returned to Winnipeg with a first round victory,
as he edged out Andrew Ochotta, 6-4, 7-6(4).
By Geoff Kirbyson
Last year, Filip Peliwo used the Manshield Tennis Futures as a springboard to winning one of the biggest junior tournaments on the planet.
This year, he’s hoping to ride his success here, where he’s the No. 1 seed, into the main draw of the U.S. Open.
The 19-year-old Vancouver native got off on the right foot Tuesday with a straight set victory over Andrew Ochotta at the Sargent Park Tennis Garden.
Peliwo had a season to remember in 2012, reaching the final of all four Grand Slam junior events, and winning both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
Peliwo has an off day on Wednesday when all eyes will be on Kevin Kylar, fresh off his victory in the Manitoba Open, who will play No. 4 seed and world No. 447, Vijayant Malik from India, in the late morning draw.
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