It didn’t take long for No. 2 seed Filip Peliwo to punch his ticket to the final round of the $25,000 Tevlin Men’s Futures. Just 47 minutes, to be exact.
Peliwo was already breezing through Friday’s semifinal match versus Winston Lin 6-0, 3-0 before his opponent retired. Peliwo was efficient in his first serves, winning 88 per cent of those points, and broke his American opponent three times in the first set. The win sees Peliwo advance to his first Futures final of the year.
On the other side of the draw, 17-year-old Canadian wild card Benjamin Sigouin’s impressive run came to a close on the singles side. Sigouin fell to No. 7 seed Rhyne Williams 7-5, 6-3 in an hour and 51 minutes. His 25-year-old opponent fired nine aces in the contest and capitalized on Sigouin’s nine double faults.
An hour-and-a-half later, Williams and Sigouin faced off again. This time, on the doubles court. Sigouin and Bolivian partner Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar met Williams and Hans Hach of Mexico in the doubles final. Williams and Hach captured the title 6-3, 6-3 in just over an hour.
Williams moves on to face Peliwo in Saturday’s championship singles match. The two will square off for the first time on the pro circuit, despite both competing in Toronto at the $25,000 Donalda Men’s Futures the week before.
The final of the Tevlin Men’s $25,000 Futures will be played Saturday. For updated draws, full results, and live scoring, visit the ITF tournament page here.