Saturday, 21 September 2013

Kylar Continues Dominant Run

Kevin Kylar shown here in action at the 2013 Manshield
Tennis Futures at Sargent Park Tennis Garden in Winnipeg.
By Geoff Kirbyson

Kevin Kylar cemented his status as the No. 1-ranked tennis player in Manitoba with a dominating run through the field at the Tuxedo Open.

The 19-year-old lost just 10 games in four matches in securing the men’s open title, highlighted by a 6-1, 6-3 victory over unseeded Stephen Dubienski on Sept. 15.

The 30-year-old Dubienski, who recently moved back to Winnipeg after spending several years in Vancouver, knocked off a pair of seeded players en route to the final – No. 2 Roland Burrell in the quarters and No. 4 Shane Nicholls in the semis.

Kylie Waschuk made short work of the women’s field, too, defeating Lori Mann 6-1, 6-0 in the women’s final.

In men’s doubles action, No. 2 seeds Jared Connell and Roland Burrell defeated the No. 1-ranked duo of Ray Daumler and Peter Eck, 6-4, 3-6 and 10-4 in the third set super tie break.

Complete listing of 2013 Tuxedo Open results are available at