Peter Polansky (Toronto, ON) was crowned doubles champion, while Brayden Schnur (Pickering, ON) reached the singles final of the Winnipeg National Bank Challenger on Saturday. The men are competing on the courts of the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club which offers $54,160 in total prize money.
In the doubles final, Canadians Adil Shamasdin (Toronto, ON) and Polanksy went head to head alongside their respective doubles partners, Hunter Reese of the United States and Darian King of Barbados.
Polansky and King (No. 4) came out on top, upsetting their top-seeded opponents in a 7-6(8), 6-3 victory.
Schnur (No. 3) entered the semi-finals as the tournament’s highest remaining seed and swept aside Daniel Nguyen of the United States 6-2, 7-5 to reach the final.
There, he will face Slovakia’s Norbert Gombos (No. 6) in a bid to win his first challenger title. For his part, Gombos defeated Japan’s Hiroki Moriya (No. 15) 6-4, 6-2 in their semi-final tie.
(Feature photo: David Mahussier)