Canadians Frank Dancevic and Alejandro Tabilo both captured opening victories at the $15,000 Mayfair Futures as first-round action at Mayfair Parkway wrapped up on Wednesday.
Top-seeded Dancevic had no trouble advancing past Russian qualifier Egor Koleganov, posting a 6-3, 6-2 victory in just 57 minutes. The veteran has now increased his impressive winning streak to 16 matches. In the second round he will face another qualifier in Canadian Jeremy Langer. It will be their first meeting.
In a duel between two teenaged Canadians, wild card Tabilo defeated David Volfson 6-3, 6-4. It was a close match, with both opponents seeing multiple break point opportunities – Tabilo went three-for-10 while Volfson secured just one of his 11 break chances. Tabilo made use of his strong serve, blasting 10 aces in the 94-minute match.
Tabilo’s next foe will be lucky loser Alexander Centenari from the United States.
Dancevic and Tabilo join fellow Canadians Filip Peliwo and Langer, who won on Tuesday, to make it four homegrown players in the second round at Mayfair Parkway.
Two other Canadians fell on Wednesday, with Pavel Krainik dropping a 6-3, 6-4 decision to American Raymond Sarmiento and Antoine Leduc losing to German Sami Reinwein 6-4, 6-4.
In other results, No. 2 seed Sanam Singh of India won 7-5, 6-4 against American Quinton Vega and No. 3-seeded Serbian Marko Tepavac was victorious 6-4, 6-2 over Zachary McCourt of the U.S.
The $15,000 Mayfair Futures is the final tournament of a five-week ITF Pro Circuit swing in Canada which began in Winnipeg in late August. The event will conclude with the singles final on Sunday. For the complete draws and results, please visit the ITF website.