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Three Canadians in Men’s Qualifying at Indian Wells

A trio of Canadian men will compete in qualifying beginning Tuesday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, a joint ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier event.

Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON) will meet Tobias Kamke of Germany in the opening round while Jesse Levine (Ottawa, ON), seeded no. 11, takes on America Denis Kudla, and Vasek Pospisil, seeded no. 24, goes up against Belgium’s Maxime Authom. They will try and join their compatriot Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON) in the main draw.

The ladies kicked off their qualifying bids in Indian Wells on Monday and it was a tough day on the court for Canada’s representation. Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) was defeated 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-2 by Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in a rematch of the 2012 junior girls’ Wimbledon final. Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON), who earned a qualifying wildcard after winning the pre-qualies tournament on the weekend, lost 6-3, 6-3 to Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) fell 6-2, 6-2 at the hands of Estrella Cabeza Candella of Spain.

Meanwhile, a total of eight Canadians are in the draw on home soil this week at the  $15,000 Gatineau National Bank Futures event. Visit www.circuitbanquenationale.com for all of the latest news and results. 

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