Photo: Martin Sidorjak
The stage is set for the Repentigny National Bank Junior Tennis Championships, as Tennis Canada announced Tuesday the list of players participating in the event held from August 27 to September 2. Played out of the Parc Larochelle in Repentigny, Quebec, the tournament, a J300 part of the International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tour (ITF), showcases the best young prospects in the world, including Canada’s top up-and-coming players.
“We are thrilled to host the upcoming Repentigny National Bank Junior Tennis Championships,” said tournament director Francis Milloy. “This event represents the next generation of tennis stars and gives young players a great stage, with passionate fans in attendance, to demonstrate their talent and skills. Getting the opportunity to watch these incredible players stop by Repentigny every single year is a reminder that the future of tennis is in excellent hands.”
Leading the boys’ player field is Bulgaria’s Iliyan Radulov. The 18-year-old who is currently ranked No. 9 in juniors won his first professional title in May in his home country at the M15 in Pazardzhik. A month before, he won another tournament in Bulgaria – a junior event in Plovdiv. This year, he also reached the quarter-finals of the Junior Australian Open and Wimbledon.
17-year-old Mayu Crossley of Japan will be the top-seeded player in the girls’ draw. Crossley qualified for her first two professional events this year – in Orlando and Zephyrhills, USA. In juniors, she is ranked No. 8 and has reached a quarter-final or better in four of the six events she’s played in, winning the J500 in Criciuma, Brazil.
Additionally, Naomi Xu will be playing in her third event in Repentigny. The 16-year-old Montrealer made her Junior Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open in January and is currently ranked 86th in the ITF Junior Rankings. Canadian Scarlett Nicholson will also be playing in the main draw of the girls’ event. She’s ranked No. 173 and has two J100 doubles titles to her name already this season.
Xu and Nicholson won’t be the only Canadians in action in Repentigny, as 21 other players from across the country will be participating in the qualifying rounds of the boys’ and girls’ draws.
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Tennis enthusiasts and sports fans are invited to come down to the Parc Larochelle to watch the spectacular display of skill and passion at the Repentigny National Bank Junior Tennis Championships. Admission is free!