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Canadian Sam Monette reaches semis in Niagara

Sep 22, 2017
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Canada’s Samuel Monette served up a big upset in Friday’s quarter-final action at the $25,000 Bruno Agostinelli Futures. The No. 8 seed rebounded to win 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 over No. 2 seed Dennis Nevolo at the Club @ White Oaks in Niagara Falls.

The 23-year-old Montreal native completed the win in just under three hours, outlasting his American opponent. Nevolo is currently enjoying a hot streak on the ITF Futures circuit as it runs through Canada. He finished as runner-up last week at the $25,000 Tevlin Futures in Toronto, and captured the doubles title at the Donalda Futures in Toronto the week before.

Monette will next face No. 6 seed Nicholas Hu of the United States. Hu advanced to the semis with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win against fellow American Gary Kushnirovich. Their semifinal showdown will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Another Canadian was in action on Friday in Niagara. Benjamin Sigouin played a quarter-final match versus American Harrison Adams. The 18-year-old fell 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 6-2 in two hours and nine minutes.  Up next for Adams is No. 1 seed Sam Barry of Ireland. Barry defeated Chilean No. 5 seed Alejandro Tabilo 6-1, 6-4.

The $25,000 ITF Pro Circuit tournament is in it’s second year, and is named for former tennis coach, player, and Niagara Falls native Bruno Agostinelli Jr. The tournament runs from September 18-24 at the Club @ White Oaks in Niagara Falls, Ontario.