The No. 2 seed and defending champion at the Richmond Country Club Futures is through to the second round. Canada’s Philip Bester won his first match at the $25,000 ITF Pro Circuit event in B.C. with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over fellow Canuck Kevin Kylar. Bester’s win came in just over an hour and sets him up to meet American qualifier Michael Genender in the second round of play.
Also in action in Richmond on Wednesday was 2012 Junior Wimbledon and Junior US Open champion, Filip Peliwo. The 22-year-old Canadian faced Conor Berg of the United States. Peliwo cruised past Berg 6-1, 6-4. Up next, he meets Canadian wild card, Henry Choi, in the second round. Choi topped Jarryd Chaplin of Australia 7-6(2), 7-6(5) in a gruelling two-hour match earlier in the day.
No. 5 seed Peter Polansky made quick work of India’s Chandril Sood, defeating him 6-0, 6-1. Polansky’s win has set him on a crash course with compatriot Alexis Galarneau, who beat Greg Jones of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday.
Other Canadians who earlier advanced to the second round are wild cards Alexander Day, who will next take on No. 1 seed Jason Jung of Taipei, and Harrison Scott, who faces Australia’s Finn Tearney.
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