Main draw action at the second annual $15,000 Richmond Country Club Futures kicked off on Monday at the Richmond Country Club in British Columbia, with No. 7 seed Brayden Schnur the first Canadian through to the second round.
Schnur ousted fellow Canadian Nicaise Muamba in three sets 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-4. Schnur, a member of Canada’s Pan Am Games team, will face either Dane Dunlap or Henry Choi in the second round. In the only other main draw singles match of the day, No. 3 seed Marcos Giron of the United States defeated Canadian George Jecminek in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the second round. He will go head-to-head with either Alexander Centenari or Justin Kates.
In the doubles main draw, No. 1 seeds Philip Bester and Matt Seeberger advanced to the quarter-finals after handing Tejas Phaterpekar and Luka Vukovic double breadsticks. They will face Eric James Johnson and Johnny Wang after the pair defeated Canadians Henry Choi and Carl Po Wang 6-3, 6-2.
No. 2 seeds Keith-Patrick Crowley and Hans Hach also advanced and will face Dyan Bednarczyk and Riaan Du Toit. Also through to the quarter-finals are No. 3 seeds Alexios Halebian and Eric Quigley who will next compete against Giron and Farris Fathi Gosea.
The Richmond Country Club Futures will take place June 20-28 at the Richmond Country Club. For the complete draws and schedule, please click here. Admission is free for the early rounds with $5 tickets on-sale for the quarter-finals through the final from Friday June 26 – Sunday June 28. For more information, please visit the tournament’s official website at www.rccfutures.com.