The No. 2 seed at the $25,000 Tevlin Men’s Futures didn’t let a brief rain delay stop his momentum during Wednesday’s second-round action as Filip Peliwo secured a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Canadian qualifier Samuel Monette at Aviva Centre in Toronto.
Peliwo led by a break when light showers halted play early in the second set. However, once the skies cleared, the former junior No. 1 completed the win in just 30 more minutes and booked his spot in the quarter-finals.
Up next, the 22-year-old takes on Raleigh Smith of the United States. The American defeated Casey Francis Alcantara of the Philippines 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday morning.
Joining him in the next round is Canadian rising junior Benjamin Sigouin. The 17-year-old Vancouver teen dismantled No. 6 seed Ivan Endara of Ecuador 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and five minutes. Sigouin closed out the second set by taking five straight games to oust his 28-year-old opponent.
Sigouin recorded his first career singles win on the ITF Pro Circuit on Tuesday, and continues his run for his first pro title on Thursday. However to reach that milestone, Sigouin must first face No. 3 seed Takanyi Garanganga. The 26-year-old from Zimbabwe defeated Mexico’s Hans Hach Verdugo 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday morning.
Canadian Egor Koleganov also advanced into the quarter-finals with his Wednesday afternoon win. Koleganov cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over American qualifier Mwedwa Mbithi.
Also in action, Pavel Krainik of Toronto was eliminated by the tournament’s top seed Kaichi Uchida. Krainik fell 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday.
Quarter-final action at the $25,000 Tevlin Men’s Futures begins on Thursday. For updated draws, full results, and live scoring, visit the ITF tournament page here.