CANADIANS IN ACTION THIS WEEK

March 20, 2017

Tennis Canada - A look at the key events for the week of March 20
 
March 20- April 2
Miami Open – Miami, Florida, USA
ATP World Tour 1000 and WTA Mandatory event
Françoise Abanda (Montreal, QC)
Eugenie Bouchard (Montreal, QC)
Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)
Peter Polansky (Thornhill, ON)
Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON)
http://miamiopen.com/  
 
March 20-26
Quanzhou Challenger – Quanzhou, China
ATP Challenger Tour event- $50,000
Steven Diez (Toronto, ON)
http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/atp-challenger-tour
 
March 20-26
Jalisco Open – Guadalajara, Mexico
ATP Challenger Tour event- $50,000
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC)
Adil Shamasdin (Toronto, ON)
Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, ON)
http://www.jalisco-open.com/
 
March 20-26
10th Lyttos Beach ITF Pro Circuit – Heraklion, Greece
ITF Men’s and Women’s Futures event- $15,000
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC)
Benjamin Sigouin (Vancouver, BC)
Carol Zhao (Richmond Hill, ON)
Women's event : http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100039867
Men's event : http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100039865
 
March 20-26
USTA International Spring Championships – Carson, California, USA
ITF Junior event- Grade 1
Carson Branstine (Montreal, QC)
https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/play-as-a-member/national/international-spring-championships.html
 
March 20-26
World Young Seniors Team Championships – Cape Town, South Africa
ITF Senior tennis event
http://www.itftennis.com/seniors/world-team-championships/overview/overview.aspx
 
March 22-26
Cajun Classic – Bâton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
ITF Wheelchair tennis event- 1TF 2 Series $30,000
Tomas Bourassa (Delta, BC)
Maude Jacques (Lac Beauport, QC)
Mika Ishikawa (Vancouver, BC)
Gary Luker (Stoney Creek, ON)
Mitch McIntyre (Regina, MB)
Thomas Venos (Anmore, BC)
https://brwta.org/
 
Here are the top Canadians in each category as of March 20, 2017:
 
WTA Rankings                                                                                              
Eugenie Bouchard (Montreal, QC) : 56
Françoise Abanda (Montreal, QC) : 175
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Mississauga, ON) : 234 
Katherine Sebov (Toronto, ON) : 294 
Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) : 314 
 
Doubles
Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON) : 34
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC): 277
 
ATP Rankings
Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON): 5
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC): 119
Peter Polansky (Thornhill, ON): 135
Steven Diez (Toronto, ON): 182
Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, ON): 194
Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON): 259
 
Doubles
Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON): 24
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC) : 31
Adil Shamasdin (Toronto, ON) : 67
Peter Polansky (Thornhill, ON) : 182
Philip Bester (Vancouver, BC) : 187
 
ITF Junior Rankings – Girls
Carson Branstine (Montreal, QC): 15
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Mississauga, ON): 18
Layne Sleeth (Marham, ON) : 125
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC) : 140
 
ITF Junior Rankings – Boys
Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC): 3
Benjamin Sigouin (Vancouver, BC): 6
Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, ON): 7
 
Wheelchair Women’s Division
Tara Llanes (Vancouver, BC) : 53
Maude Jacques (Sherbrookie, QC) : 70
Kirsten Sharp (Vancouver, BC) : 79
 
Wheelchair Men’s Division
Philippe Bédard (Montreal, QC) : 82
Jean-François Sylvestre (Quebec City, QC) : 138
Marko Golic (Oakville, ON) : 146
 
Wheelchair Quad Division
Robert Shaw (North Bay ON) : 24
Gary Luker (Stoney Creek, ON): 26
Mika Ishikawa (Vancouver, BC) : 34
 
Wheelchair Junior Rankings – Girls
Puisand Lai (Toronto, ON): 7
Megan Smith (Vancouver, BC): 25
 
Wheelchair Junior Rankings – Boys
Tomas Bourassa (Delta, BC) : 19
Thomas Venos (Anmore, BC) : 23
 
 
 
About Tennis Canada
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