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Kelowna Futures kicks off main draw

Jun 30, 2015
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Main draw action kicks off on Tuesday at the $15,000 Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament in Kelowna, British Columbia. Six Canadians, including Harrison Scott, Kyryll Kryvchun, Joshua Peck and Henry Choi, will open the tournament as they look to advance to the second round. On Centre Court, Canadian Tommy Mylnikov will have the toughest match of the day when he faces No. 5 seed Matt Reid of Australia.

Doubles main draw action kicked off on Monday with three Canadian teams advancing into the quarter-finals. Dylan Bednarczyk and Riaan Du Toit defeated fellow Canadians Austin Hoole and Joshua MacNeil in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. In another all-Canadian match-up, Mylnikov and Andrew Ochotta eliminated Victor Krustev and Peck 3-6, 7-6(6), 10-6. Michael Bitcon and Patrick Hall ousted Americans Farzin Danny Amiri and Nicholas Reyes 3-6, 7-5, 11-9. They will face No. 4 seeds Hunter Nicholas and Raymond Sarmiento who won the doubles title at last week’s $15,000 Richmond Country Club Futures Challenger. Nicholas and Sarmiento defeated Canadians Dane Dunlap and Kryvchun 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the final eight. Also through to the quarter-finals are No. 2 seeds Keith-Patrick Crowley and Hans Hach.

Fresh off his singles win at the Richmond Futures, Philip Bester and doubles partner Matt Seeberger will open their bid for the title on Tuesday. The No. 1 seeds will face Robert Slutsky and Christopher Tasker in their first-round match. Canada’s Brayden Schnur alongside Kaichi Uchida of Japan will go head-to-head with Marcos Giron and Farris Fathi Gosea on Tuesday. Giron and Gosea advanced to the final at the Richmond Futures last week.

The Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament takes place June 27 – July 5 at the Kelowna Parkinson Recreation Centre. For the complete draws and schedule, please click here.