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Aussie Omar Jasika wins Kelowna title, Bester takes doubles crown

Jul 06, 2015
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Australian Omar Jasika was crowned champion of the $15,000 Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament on Sunday, defeating No. 3 seed Eric Quigley of the United States in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4).

En route to winning the title, Jasika ousted Canadian Brayden Schnur in the quarter-finals. A couple days earlier, a re-match between Philip Bester and Schnur in the final looked to be possible after both advanced to the quarter-finals, but instead the two Canadians were ousted in their matches on Friday.

Schnur went head-to-head with No. 1 seed Jasika, falling in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Bester, who was coming off a win at the $15,000 Richmond Country Club Futures, fell to unseeded Hans Hach of Mexico.

Bester and Schnur will next represent Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto when play kicks off on Friday.

In the doubles draw, No. 1 seeds Bester and Matt Seeberger were successful in the championship match against No. 4 seeds Hunter Nicholas and Raymond Sarmiento. Bester and Seeberger took the title with a 7-6(6), 6-4 win over Nicholas and Sarmiento.

The Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament took place June 27 – July 5, 2015 at the Kelowna Parkinson Recreation Centre. For the complete draws and schedule, please click here.