The $25,000 Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament continues this Canada Day long weekend as the field was narrowed down to eight. The lone Canadian left standing is No. 3 seed Filip Peliwo, while there are five Americans remaining in the quarter-finals.
Vancouver’s Peliwo continued to impress in his home province as he defeated American Jayson Amos in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. It has been a strong 2017 season for Peliwo, having captured five ITF singles titles, as well as a doubles trophy this year. He is matched up against American Alexios Halebian in the quarter-final. The Canuck has a busy schedule as he will also compete in the doubles final with American partner Ronnie Schneider. The duo will battle Jody Maginley of Antigua and British partner Mark Whitehouse for the title.
No. 5 seed Philip Bester was upset by unseeded American Deiton Baughman 7-6(2), 6-4 in the Round of 16. The North Vancouver native had previously won the Canada F3 Futures in 2013 but will be unable to repeat as champion this year.
18-year-old Benjamin Sigouin was hoping to join Filip Peliwo as the only remaining Canadians to reach the quarter-final. However, he retired from his Round of 16 match against American Marcos Giron after losing the first set 6-0.
The rest of the quarter-finals are as follows: No. 2 seed Marcos Giron (USA) against Deiton Baughman (USA); No. 1 seed Alexander Sarkissian (USA) vs. Mark Whitehouse (GBR) and No. 4 seed Raymond Sarimento vs. No. 7 seed Marcel Felter (URU).