Canadians Perfect on Day Two in Indian Wells
After the ladies went winless on the opening day of qualifying on Monday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the men reversed the trend and were perfect on Tuesday at the joint Masters 1000/WTA Premier event.
In fact, all three Canadian victors on Tuesday won a 6-0 set. Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON) defeated Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-4, 6-0 while no. 11 seed Jesse Levine (Ottawa, ON) knocked out American Denis Kudla 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 and no. 24 seed Vasek Pospisil eliminated Belgium’s Maxime Authom 6-3, 6-0.
The Canadian trio will attempt to join Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON) in the main draw on Wednesday. Dancevic will play the winner of the match between Matthew Ebden and Andrey Golubev. Levine will face Croat Ivo Karlovic and Pospisil will go up against Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania.
For his part, Raonic is seeded no. 17 in the main draw and will receive a first round bye. He will meet either a qualifier or Michael Llodra of France in round two.