For the fourth consecutive tournament, Canada’s Peter Polansky has reached the semifinals. But Polansky has his eyes on the bigger prize, a third straight title. The 28-year-old has dominated the Canadian leg of the ITF Pro Circuit, having captured the titles in Richmond and Kelowna in the last two weeks, and making the semifinals in Winston-Salem, North Carolina before then. On Friday, another big win at the $25,000 Saskatoon Futures kept that streak alive.
Polansky flew past No. 5 seed Sebastien Boltz of France 6-4, 6-0 to cement his spot in the final four. Polansky will next face Israel’s Edan Leshem for a chance to punch a ticket to the championship match. Leshem defeated Alex Halebian 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.
On the side of the draw, No. 1 seed Philip Bester defeated fellow Canadian and No. 7 seed Brayden Schnur 6-3, 6-2. Bester’s victory set up a semifinal showdown with Blake Mott of the United States. Mott defeated Matthew Brooklyn 6-2, 7-6(6) in the quarter-finals.
In doubles, the top-seeded team of Bester and Polansky captured the title. The pair breezed past compatriots Christian Lakoseljac and David Volfson 6-3, 6-2 to raise the trophy. The pair will add the prize to their mutual trophy cabinet, as they most recently also took home the doubles title at the $25K Richmond Futures.
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