Canada’s top players at the $15,000 Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament have each booked a spot into the second round. Philip Bester and Brayden Schnur were successful in their opening matches in Kelowna, British Columbia on Wednesday. They will join Kyryll Kryvchun and Joshua Peck as the remaining Canadians in the tournament.
In his opening match of the event, Bester defeated American Nicholas Reyes in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. He will face qualifier Roy Hobbs in the second round. In the next match on Centre Court, Canada’s Brayden Schnur upset No. 8 seed Farris Fathi Gosea in straight sets 7-5, 6-4. He joins Bester in the second round and will go head-to-head with Matt Seeberger. Canadian qualifier Riaan Du Toit suffered Canada’s sole loss of the day, falling to American Farzin Danny Amiri 6-4, 6-2.
On the doubles side, Bester and his American doubles partner Matt Seeberger faced Canadians Riaan Du Toit and Dylan Bednarczyk. Du Toit suffered his second loss of the day when he and Bednarczyk fell to the No. 1 seeds 6-2, 6-2. Bester and Seeberger will face Eric James Johnson and Johnny Wang in the semifinals.
The Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament takes place June 27 – July 5 at the Kelowna Parkinson Recreation Centre. For the complete draws and schedule, please click here.