Frank Dancevic and Filip Peliwo both advanced to the $15,000 Tevlin Futures quarter-finals on Wednesday, at a loss of just seven games combined in their second-round matches at Aviva Centre in Toronto.
Peliwo was first to the round of eight, eliminating fellow Canadian David Volfson 6-1, 6-2 without facing a break point all match. The 21-year-old posted the victory over 18-year-old Volfson, who will be a freshman at Cornell University this fall, in 66 minutes.
The former junior Wimbledon and US Open champion will next take on Mexico’s Tigre Hank, in what will be their first meeting. Hank is currently ranked world No. 540 to Peliwo’s No. 494.
Top seed Dancevic faced off against American Jared Hiltzik and came out on top 6-1, 6-3 for his 12th consecutive victory. He was in control the entire duel, at one point reeling off seven straight games. The 30-year-old will look to make his third ITF Pro Circuit semifinal in a row when he plays Noah Rubin of the United States. Rubin upset No. 8-seeded South African Fritz Wolmarans 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round. Dancevic owns a 3-0 advantage over 19-year-old Rubin in their previous meetings.
Other results saw No. 2 seed Sanam Singh of India ease into the quarter-finals 6-2, 6-4 over American qualifier Nathan Pasha, and No. 4 Gianluigi Quinzi of Italy advance via a 6-0, ret. win against Frederick Saba of the U.S. No. 6-seeded Serbian Marko Tepavac was ousted by American Justin Shane 6-1, 6-3.
The $15,000 Tevlin Futures will run at Aviva Centre’s outdoor hard courts through till the final on Saturday Sept. 19. For the complete draws, schedule, and results, please visit the ITF website.