Friday, 16 August 2013

Doubles Troubles? Not for Unseeded Pair

Manitoba Open men's doubles semi finals were played under
the lights Friday night at Kildonan Tennis Club.

By Geoff Kirbyson

Do Mike Lodewyks and Stephen Dubienski have two more arrows in their quivers?

The unseeded duo defeated their second seeded pair in as many days Friday night when they ousted the top ranked team of Alex Lesiuk and Saul Shrom 6-4, 6-4 in Manitoba Open action at the Kildonan Tennis Club.

After clinching match point, they celebrated with a Bryan brothers-esque chest bump.

They dumped the No. 4 seeds, Trev Borland and Sean Grassie, in three sets on Thursday.

Lodewyks and Dubienski will face two of the LaCap brothers – Sean and Chad – in Saturday’s final, after they beat their younger brother, Cole, and his partner, Kento Tanaka-Tamaki, 7-5, 6-3.

The final is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

In the men’s singles, top seeded Kevin Kylar continued his uneventful run to the final with an efficient 6-1, 6-2 effort over No. 3 seed Evan Mancer.

Kylar will face No. 4 seed Sean LaCap, who ousted the second seed, Lesiuk, 7-6 (3), 6-2. The final is set for Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

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