Peter Polansky posted some very impressive results in both the singles and doubles sides of the ITF $25,000 Richmond Futures event on Friday. The top-seeded doubles duo of Polansky and fellow Canuck Philip Bester took home the title in Richmond. The Canadian pair won 7-6(2), 6-2 over Britain’s Farris Fathi Gosea and Tim Kopinski of the United States.
Polansky and Bester’s championship win, however, came just a few hours after the two had squared off in the quarter-finals of the singles draw.
Earlier in the day, No. 5 seed Polansky upset his doubles partner and the reigning champion at Richmond 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Polansky recorded eight aces and won six of eight break points in the come-from-behind win over the tournament’s No. 2 seed. Polansky faces American Sarmiento in Saturday’s semifinals. Sarmiento dispatched Israel’s Edan Leshem 6-3, 6-0 to advance to the semis.
Also in action on Friday was Canada’s Filip Peliwo. The two-time Junior Grand Slam winner fell to Finn Tearney of the United States 7-5, 7-5. Tearney faces the No. 1 seed at Richmond, Jason Jung, in the draw’s other semifinal.
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