|Top seed Canadian Filip Peliwo battled hard to get past Patrik
Rosenholm of Sweden, 6-4 7-5.
The quarter-finals are set at the Manshield Futures, a $15,000 International Tennis Federation Pro Circuit event in Winnipeg, where tennis fans at the Sargent Park Tennis Garden saw two Canadians capture second-round victories to advance on Thursday.
No. 1-seeded Canadian Filip Peliwo, a former junior Grand Slam champion, ousted Patrik Rosenholm of Sweden 6-4, 7-5 to secure his quarter-final position. Peliwo will next be pitted against No. 7 seed Ante Pavic of Croatia, who defeated Canadian Isade Juneau 6-4, 6-3 to advance.
The second Canadian in the quarter-finals is Erik Chvojka, who advanced after prevailing over Great Britain’s Luke Bambridge 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in the second round. In order to compete in the semifinals, No. 5 seed Chvojka will next need to defeat another Brit, qualifier Cameron Norrie, who upset No. 4 seed Vijayant Malik of India 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday.
Tunisian Mohamed Abid ousted qualifier David Sofaer of Australia 6-0, 6-2, and will now have to overcome the tournament’s No. 2 player, Aussie John-Patrick Smith, to move into the semis. Smith earned his quarter-final position after defeating Isak Arvidsson of Sweden 6-4, 7-6(6) in the second round.
American Evan King will move into the quarters after defeating compatriot Jean-Yves Aubone 7-5, 7-5 in the second round. He will take on the winner of Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis and American Alexander Sarkissian’s second-round match, which will be played tonight at 6:30 p.m. local time. Fans can follow live scoring of this match at www.tenniscanada.com.
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