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Tennis Canada – Saguenay, October 19, 2016 — Three Canadians moved on to the next round on Wednesday at the $50,000 Saguenay National Bank Challenger. Françoise Abanda (Montreal, QC) and Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) advanced to the second round while Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC) booked her place in the quarter-finals for a second consecutive year.
 
Seventeen-year-old Robillard-Millette defeated American Jessica Wacnik 6-3, 7-6(3). The Canadian was particularly strong on serve en route to closing the match in straight sets. She awaits the winner of Thursday’s match between second-seeded American Jennifer Brady and Germany’s Laura Schaeder. Robillard-Millette also won in doubles alongside her partner Bianca Andreescu (Toronto, ON).
 
For her part, Abanda, seeded seventh in the tournament, began her Saguenay campaign with a comfortable 7-6(2), 6-0 victory over American Nicole Coopersmith in just 53 minutes.
 
Wozniak beat Katie Boulter of Great Britain 6-3, 6-4 during Wednesday’s evening session to set up an all-Canadian second round matchup on Thursday night against Abanda.  
 
Canadians Andreescu and Katherine Sebov (Toronto, ON) will also contest their second round matches on Thursday in Saguenay.
 
For updates draws and results, visit: http://saguenay.challengerbanquenationale.com/
 
 

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