The two remaining Canadians in the singles draw at the Gatineau Futures presented by the Turpin Group, National Bank Financial were eliminated on Thursday. The $25,000 International Tennis Federation (ITF) event is being played at the Sporthèque in Gatineau until March 6.
Alejandro Tabilo, who earned his first main draw victory of 2016 in the opening round, was defeated in round two 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 by sixth-seeded American Deiton Baughman. In Friday’s quarter-finals, Baughman will face Brit Edward Corrie. Corrie upset top-seeded Germain Gigounon of Belgium on Thursday night 6-3, 6-1. 28-year-old Corrie is currently ranked no. 458 in the world after reaching a career-high of no. 215 in 2014. In 2015, he was crowned champion of the Sherbrooke Futures, his seventh career ITF Futures singles title.
For his part, Denis Shapovalov was defeated 6-4, 6-0 by second-seeded Liam Broady of Great Britain. Shapovalov redeemed himself in doubles by advancing to the semifinals alongside his compatriot Félix Auger-Aliassime. The pair knocked out the British pair of Broady and Luke Bambridge 6-1, 7-6(4). Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime took home the junior U.S. Open doubles title last September.