Filip Peliwo was the first Canadian through to the second round of the $15,000 Mayfair Futures, advancing past American Nikita Kryvonos 6-2, 3-0 ret. at Mayfair Parkway in Markham, Ont. on Tuesday.
Peliwo was in full control of the match when his opponent retired, winning 64 per cent of total points in the midst of earning six service breaks. Next up for the No. 5 seed will be Japanese Kaichi Uchida, who advanced past young Canadian Evan McNicol 6-4, 6-0 in the first round.
In other results on the first day of main draw play, Canadian Jeremy Langer ousted Russian David Sarkisov 6-2, 6-2 in a duel between qualifiers. The other two Canadians in action were eliminated, as American Gary Kushnirovich pushed past qualifier Riaan Du Toit 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 and No. 6 seed Noah Rubin of the U.S. defeated wild card Thomas Susen 6-1, 6-2.
Top seed Frank Dancevic will commence his campaign on Wednesday opposite qualifier Egor Koleganov of Russia. Dancevic is currently riding a 15-match win streak and is on the hunt for his fourth straight title.
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.