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Home   News   First round action underway at Tevlin Challenger in Toronto

First round action underway at Tevlin Challenger in Toronto

Oct 30, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Opening action at the $60,000 Tevlin Challenger kicked off on Monday at Toronto’s Aviva Centre. Two first round matches were on Monday’s docket, with Canadian Catherine Leduc taking on American Ronit Yurovsky.

While Leduc claimed the first set, Yurkovsky fought back to win 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-2. The other first round match played was  No. 6 seed Victoria Rodriguez and Tara Moore of Great Britain. Mexico’s Rodriguez defeated Moore 6-0, 6-4 to advance to the next round.

In doubles, Leduc also fell in her first round match with American partner Kana Daniel. The duo lost to France’s Jessika Ponchet and Kimberley Zimmermann of Belgium 6-4, 6-3.

Also in action, No. 4 seeds Bianca Andreescu and Carol Zhao also crashed out early despite winning their first doubles title together at the Saguenay National Bank Challenger this past weekend.

However, on Monday Andreescu and Zhao were unhinged by Chile’s Alex Guarachi Mathison and Erin Routliffe 6-2, 6-4.

Despite being eliminated in doubles, both Andreescu and Zhao begin their individual campaigns for the Tevlin crown on Tuesday. No. 3 seed Andreescu takes on American qualifier Safiya Carrington. Fifth-seeded Zhao meets Chieh-Yu Hsu in her opener at the $60,000 ITF event.

Despite being eliminated in doubles, both Andreescu and Zhao begin their individual campaigns for the Tevlin crown on Tuesday. No. 3 seed Andreescu takes on American qualifier Safiya Carrington. Fifth-seeded Zhao meets Chieh-Yu Hsu in her opener at the $60,000 ITF event.

Other Canadians in Tuesday’s action include Katherine Sebov against No. 7 seed Amra Sadikovic of Switzerland, and wild card Petra Januskova facing Elena Bovina. Erin Routliffe plays Jessika Ponchet of France.

The tournament’s top seeds, No. 1 Risa Ozaki of Japan and Swiss No. 2 Patty Schnyder, meet  Michaela Honcova of Slovakia and American Maria Sanchez respectively. Also competing in Toronto this week is Saguenay National Bank Challenger champion Greta Arn, who captured the crown on Sunday.