TWO CANADIANS REACH THE SEMIFINALS OF THE NATIONAL BANK INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS OPEN
The first match of the evening session pitted defending champion Andreescu against Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez of Mexico. Despite a rain delay at 4-2 in the opening set, the 16-year-old Canadian cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win to book her spot in the semifinals.
“This was one of my best matches of the year, everything was working, and I felt good on court. I hope I can play my next match the same way,” Andreescu said after the match.
On the boys’ side, Auger-Aliassime went up against Toru Horie of Japan. Trailing 4-1 in the first set, the Canadian fought his way back with an aggressive style of play to win the opening frame and he went to take the match in straight sets 7-5, 6-3. For his part, Sigouin was defeated 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 by Italy’s Liam Caruana.
In Friday’s semifinals, top-seeded American Ulises Blanch will face Caruana while Auger-Aliassime will take on Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. In the girls’ semis, Andreescu will meet Iga Swiatek of Poland.
See updated results here.
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