Quarter-Finalists Decided at Calgary National Bank Challenger
Schnur bows out as last eight advance.
Toronto, February 27th, 2020 — The
quarter-finalists of the Calgary National Bank Challenger have been
decided after a thrilling round of matches on Thursday. The tournament,
which offers $81,240 in total prize money, is being
played on the hard courts of the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis
Centre in Calgary.
Fifth-seeded Brayden Schnur (Pickering, ON), the lone Canadian remaining in the singles draw heading into the round of 16, was beaten 7-6(5), 6-3 by Tobias Kamke of Germany. Kamke had defeated Schnur’s compatriot Filip Peliwo (Vancouver, BC) in the previous round. Great Britain’s Liam Broady (No. 7) is the highest seeded player remaining in the tournament. He beat Nick Chappell of the United States 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to reach Friday’s quarter-finals.
Joining him is Geoffrey Blancaneaux (No. 14) of France who pulled off the biggest upset of the day by overcoming third seed Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6(7), 6-4. Other results of note included eighth-seeded Arthur Rinderknech’s 6-7(7), 6-3, 7-6(3) victory over ninth-seeded Julian Lenz of Germany and 15th seed Goncalo Oliveira’s 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Alex Rybakov of the United States.
Kacper Zuk of Poland, who knocked out top seed Vasek Pospisil in the previous round, continued his impressive run with a 7-6(6), 6-4 win over JC Aragone of the United States. Aziz Dougaz of Tunisia retired from his match ensuring Maxime Cressy will advance, while Yusuke Takahashi of Japan beat Germany’s Tobias Simon 6-4, 7-6(4).
In doubles, French pairing Manuel Guinard and Rinderknech defeated Ryan Peniston of Great Britain and Felix Corwin of the United States to book their place in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Americans Chris Harrison and Dennis Novikov lost to their countrymen Natan Pasha and Max Schnur in their quarter-final.
Canada’s Peliwo and partner Harry Bourchier of Australia will take on second seeds Karol Drzewiecki of Poland and Oliveira tomorrow in their quarter-final.
About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP Tour events, 5 professional ATP and ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 4 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre
The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre is one of Canada’s premier tennis facilities and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best tennis facilities in North America. The community-based, state-of-the-art family friendly tennis facility located just off one of Calgary’s main routes, MacLeod Trail, is located in the heart of Acadia (SE Calgary) and covers 71,000 square feet, over 3.19 acres. The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre opened in the spring of 2016 to critical acclaim and is championed by local funders with the support of Tennis Canada. The $13 million-dollar, non-profit tennis Centre has quickly established itself as the benchmark for facility design and operation in Canada and won the Tennis Canada Facility Excellence Award (Indoor Facility of the Year) in 2017. The tennis Centre welcomed over 150,000 people in its first year of operation and has introduced the game of tennis to thousands of Calgarians since opening. The tennis Centre has been built to international competition standards and is considered the most technologically advanced tennis Centre in Canada and is among the most technologically advanced Centres in the world. It is a highly sought-after tournament destination and hosts multiple international events each year, including the Calgary National Bank Challenger ATP event. For more information visit www.albertatenniscentre.ca.
Valérie Tétreault, Director, Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-273-1515, ext. 6259
Victoria Jaklin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
email@example.com or 514-273-1515, ext. 6291
Oliver Wheeler, Coordinator, Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-665-9777, ext. 4545