A trio of Canadians advanced into the quarter-finals at the $25,000 Bruno Agostinelli Men’s Futures on Thursday, as Brayden Schnur, Alejandro Tabilo, and Pavel Krainik all captured wins at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Pickering, Ontario’s Brayden Schnur solidified his spot in the remaining eight with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over fellow Canadian David Volfson. In an hour and 20 minutes, Schnur fired five aces, adding an additional $25 to his “Aces for Bruno” campaign to raise money in memory of the late Bruno Agostinelli Jr.
Next up for the 21-year-old is American qualifier Roy Smith. Smith shocked No. 2 seed Kaichi Uchida 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals.
Another big upset featured Toronto’s Alejandro Tabilo toppling the No. 3 seed Nicolas Jarry. Tabilo solved his Chilean opponent 7-6(6), 6-4. The 19-year-old broke Jarry twice in the second set. The victory sees Tabilo move on to face American Rhyne Williams in the quarters.
Toronto’s Pavel Krainik will also be joining his compatriots in the next round, as he ousted American qualifier Michael Zhu 6-3, 6-4. Krainik recorded seven aces and only one double fault in the contest, and will take on No. 1 seed Adam El Mihdawy of the United States on Friday.
While Filip Peliwo’s run ended on the singles side, he and Schnur continue to advance in doubles. The Canadians defeated No. 4 seeds Hunter Reese and Jackson Withrow 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 to punch their ticket to the final on Friday.
The action continues at the $25,000 Bruno Agostinelli Futures until September 25. For updated draws, full results, and live scoring, visit the ITF tournament page here.