FIVE CANADIANS STILL ALIVE IN SINGLES AT SENIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 1, 2014
Five Canadians remain in contention for singles titles at the ITF Seniors World Individual Championships following the conclusion of play in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Wednesday, including Kateryna Filyus and Jennifer Bishop in the women’s over-40 age group, Taras Beyko and Jean-Francois Mathieu in the men’s over-45 category, and Andreanne Martin in the women’s over-45 tournament.
Beyko, the defending champion and top seed in the men’s over-45 draw, advanced into the quarter-finals thanks to a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 11-seeded Carl Clark of the United States. He was joined in the round of eight by Mathieu, a 6-0, 6-2 winner over German Carsten Berend. The quarter-finals will see Beyko take on American Eoin Collins and Mathieu face Dutchman Frank Vermeer.
In the women’s event, Filyus and Bishop both easily advanced into the over-40 quarter-finals with straight-sets victories in the third round. Filyus ousted Swiss Mireille Carrupt 6-1, 6-0 to set up a meeting opposite top-seeded Bulgarian Tzvetelina Nikolova while No. 6-seeded Bishop defeated Margit Pape of Germany 6-2, 6-0 and will next play No. 2 seed Ana Salas-Lozano of Spain.
For her part, Martin sits in the third round of the women’s over-45 competition. She did not play Wednesday, with her match versus Chilean Manola Murillo for a place in the quarter-finals scheduled for Thursday.
For the complete draws and results, please visit www.itftennis.com/seniors.