Friday, 23 August 2013

Peliwo Continues March in both Singles and Doubles

It was Filip Peliwo (CAN) / David Sofaer (AUS) getting it done,
6-3 6-4 over Swedes Isak Arvidsson / Markus Eriksson (SWE)
 to get into the doubles finals.

By Geoff Kirbyson

Filip Peliwo is no stranger to pressure.

Even though the 19-year-old is one of the younger players at the Manshield Tennis Futures tournament in Winnipeg, having been the No. 1 ranked junior in the world last year has helped him prepare for moments like this.

On Thursday, he dispatched Sweden’s Patrik Rosenholm, 6-4, 7-5 at the Sargent Park Tennis Garden, setting up a quarter-final match with Croatia’s Ante Pavic, the No. 7 seed, Friday morning at 10 a.m.

The other quarter-finals feature one more Canadian, No. 5 seed Erik Chvojka and Cameron Norrie of Great Britain, an all-American duel between Alexander Sarkissian and Evan King, and No. 2 seed J Smith from Australia and Haythem Abid from Tunisia.

Later on today, Peliwo and his partner, David Sofaer from Australia, will play the top-seeded pairing of Pavic and Canadian Milan Pokrajac in the doubles final.

For more information about the Manshield Futures, please visit www.winnipegfutures.com.

See also...
> Two Canadians in Quater-Finals at Winnipeg Futures
> Kylar Nearly Makes History
> First Round Complete at Winnipeg Futures
> Road to U.S. Open runs through Winnipeg
> First Round Underway at Winnipeg Futures