Main draw action kicked off on Tuesday at the $15,000 Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament in Kelowna, British Columbia. Two Canadians are through to the second round, with first round action wrapping up on Wednesday.
In an all-Canadian match up, Joshua Peck defeated Henry Choi in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Kyryll Kryvchun advanced to the second round when South African Keith-Patrick Crowley retired when he was down in the second set 6-2, 5-2 Ret.
Canada’s Harrison Scott suffered the first loss of the day, falling to American Raymond Sarmiento in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Canadian (lucky loser) Kieran Bertsch also fell in the first round to No. 4 seed Marcos Giron 6-2, 6-1. Giron will face Canadian Peck in the second round. On Centre Court, Canadian Tommy Mylnikov faced a tough match when he went head to head with Australian Matt Reid. Mylnikov fell to the No. 5 seed 6-4, 7-6(4). American Johnny Wang defeated Canadian Michael Bitcon 6-3, 6-0 to advance to the second round.
No. 2 seed Philip Bester, Brayden Schnur and Riaan Du Toit will play their first round matches on Wednesday.
On the doubles side, No. 1 seeds Philip Bester and Matt Seeberger had a successful first round match, eliminating Americans Robert Slutsky and Christopher Tasker in straight sets 6-3, 6-0. They will face Canadian duo Dylan Bednarczyk and Riaan Du Toit in the quarter-finals.
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.