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Bruno Agostinelli Futures kicks off; Peliwo, Schnur, Sigouin set to compete

Sep 20, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

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.

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.