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Quarter-final match-ups set in Winnipeg

Jul 11, 2019

Brayden Schnur (Pickering, ON) is the lone Canadian still in action in the Winnipeg National Bank Challenger, which is taking place at the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club and offers $54,160 in total prize money.

On a day which saw several of the event’s top seeds knocked out in Winnipeg, Schnur (no. 3) made it into the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-7(0), 6-3 win over fellow Canadian Justin Boulais (Toronto, ON). On Friday, Schnur will face the United States’ Maxime Cressey who advanced thanks to a 7-5, 7-6(5) victory over Darian King (no. 9). Cem Ilkel, Daniel Nguyen, Antonie Hoang (no. 2) and Norbert Gombos (no. 6) also secured their places in the quarter-finals with victories. Peter Polansky (Thornhill, ON) was unable to replicate his compatriot’s result, though, losing 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 to Japan’s Hiroki Moriya (no. 15). The day’s biggest upset came in the form of Australian Bernard Tomic’s (No.1) 1-6, 7-6(7), 6-4 loss to Zhe Li (no. 13) of China.

In doubles, Canada’s Adil Shamasdin (Toronto, ON) and Hunter Reese of the United States (no. 1) reached the semi-finals having ousted Joao Menezes and Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera in a pulsating match which finished 4-6, 7-6(7), 10-6. Canadian pair Nicaise Muamba (Gatineau, QC) and Gabriel Diallo (Montreal, QC) lost 6-3, 7-6(6) to Dennis Novikov and Hans Hach Verdugo.

(Feature photo: David Mahussier)