Canadian wild card David Volfson completed a huge comeback on Wednesday to make his way through to the second round of the Bruno Agostinelli Futures. Volfson battled back to defeat Casey Francis Alcantara of the Philippines 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in an hour and 35 minutes at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Sophomore David Volfson also on court in Canada dropped his first set 6-2 but is up a double break serving for the second set, up 5-1
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The 19-year-old from Thornhill, Ont. broke his opponent seven times to capture the win. He moves on to face Canadian Brayden Schnur in the second round on Thursday.
Volfson was the lone Canuck to advance, despite several other Canadians competing in the day’s first-round action. Vancouver’s Filip Peliwo was ousted from competition in his first match following his championship victory at the $25,000 Tevlin Men’s Futures last week in Toronto. Great Britain’s Farris Fathi Gosea eliminated the No. 4 seed 7-5, 6-4.
Canadian rising junior Benjamin Sigouin fell to No. 3 seed Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 6-4. Jarry recently competed for Chile in last weekend’s Davis Cup tie versus Canada, and continues his stay in the country with Wednesday’s win.
Fellow Canadian junior Jack Mingjie Lin also was defeated in his opening match. American Rhyne Williams, runner-up at the Tevlin Futures, beat his 17-year-old opponent 6-2, 6-2 in an hour-and-a-half.
Second-round singles play at the $25,000 Bruno Agostinelli Futures begins on Thursday. For updated draws, full results, and live scoring, visit the ITF tournament page here.