Qualifying action at the White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake has come to a close, and two Canadians have made it through to the main draw of the Bruno Agostinelli Futures, running from September 17-25.
Egor Koleganov cruised into the main draw with a 7-6(4), 6-2 victory over Olukayode Alafia Damina Ayeni of the United States. The 33-year-old from Toronto recently reached the quarter-finals of the $25,000 Tevlin Men’s Futures in Toronto last week. Joining him in the main draw is Pavel Krainik, who defeated Bulgaria’s Sebastian Mermersky 6-4, 6-2 and looks to build on his second-round exit at Tevlin.
The new ITF Pro Circuit tournament, named for former tennis coach, player, and Niagara Falls native Bruno Agostinelli Jr., offers $25,000 in prize money. With Monday’s qualifying additions, there are 10 Canadians in the main draw. Filip Peliwo, the No. 3 seed, is fresh off his title win at the $25,000 Tevlin Men’s Futures in Toronto this past weekend. Peliwo captured his first Futures championship of 2016 and looks to continue on his recent success in Niagara.
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Former University of North Carolina standout player, Brayden Schnur, is also in action at the Bruno Agostinelli Futures. Schnur has pledged to donate $5 for every ace served over the course of the tournament in memory of Bruno Agostinelli Jr.
Tevlin Futures semifinalist Benjamin Sigouin has received a tournament wild card into the main draw, along with fellow Canadian junior Jack Mingjie Lin. The two rising Canadian stars are also pairing up in doubles as well.
First-round singles play at the $25,000 Bruno Agostinelli Futures begins on Tuesday. For updated draws, full results, and live scoring, visit the ITF tournament page here.