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Canucks This Week – Week ending Jan. 15, 2023 (final results)

MELBOURNE, Australia – The ITF circuit is still in limited distribution. But the top level of tennis is going full steam in Adelaide, Auckland, Hobart – and at the qualifying at the Australian Open.

Of the six Canadians in the Qs, only Katherine Sebov made it through.

Carol Zhao, Alexis Galarneau and Gabriel Diallo ended up losing to players who made the main draw.

And down in Florida, Françoise Abanda is back – for the first time in forever.

Her ranking having fallen off a cliff, she was in the qualifying at the $25K there, but had the draw gods against her as she got No. 1 qualifying seed Emiliana Arango of Colombia.

She found her bearings a little in the second set, but too late.

Aus Open qualifier Sebov willl play No. 4 seed Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Australian Open main draw.

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Australian Open Qualifying
Melbourne, Australia (Grand Slam)

Men’s qualifying singles

Alexis Galarneau
1st rd: def Ryan Peniston (GBR) 76 (5) 62
2nd rd: lost to [5] Juan Pablo Varillas (PER) 67 (8) 63 64

Gabriel Diallo
1st rd: lost to [21] Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 63 64

[1] Alejandro Tabilo (CHI)
1st rd: def. Nikola Milojevic (SRB) 60 62
2nd rd: lost to Sebastian Ofner (AUS) 64 76 (4)

Women’s qualifying singles

[PR] Eugenie Bouchard
1st rd: lost to Ashlyn Krueger (USA) 63 16 64

Carol Zhao
1st rd: def Eudice Chong (HKG) 63 62
2nd rd: lost to [17] Clara Burel (FRA) 67 (4) 64 76 [10-2]

Katherine Sebov
1st rd: vs. [2] Linda Noskova (CZE) 64 36 64
2nd rd: def. [WC] Priscilla Hon (AUS) 62 62
Final rd: def. [20] Simona Waltert (SUI) 63 64

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Adelaide International 2
Adelaide, Australia (WTA 500 / ATP 250)

Women’s doubles

[2] Gabriela Dabrowski / Giuliana Olmos (MEX)
1st rd: lost to Nicole Melichar-Martinez (ESP) / Samantha Stosur (AUS) 61 64

Erin Routliffe (NZL) / Alicja Rosolska (POL)
1st rd: def [WC] Alana Parnaby / Olivia Tjandramulia (AUS) 63 64
2nd rd: lost to [3] Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 63 64

Men’s singles qualifying

Vasek Pospisil
1st rd: lost to [7] Kwon Soonwoo (KOR) 67 (7) 63 63

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Hobart International
Hobart, Tasmania (WTA 250)

Singles

Rebecca Marino
1st rd: lost to [5] Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 62 61

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Oeiras Indoor 2
Oeiras, Portugal (ATP Challenger)

Singles

[8] Steven Diez
1st rd: lost to Maximilian Neuchrist (AUT) 46 63 75

Doubles

Steven Diez / Nikolas Sanchez Izquierdo (ESP)
1st rd: lost to [4] Patrik Niklas-Salminen (FIN) / Bart Stevens (NED) 63 62

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Loughborough 25K Pro Series
Loughborough, UK (ITF 25k)

Men’s singles

[2] Filip Peliwo (POL)
1st rd: def Aldin Sektic (BIH) 16 76 (5) 63
2nd rd: lost to Anton Matusevich (GBR) 63 61

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Naples Women’s $25,000
Naples, Fla. (Women’s ITF $25K)

Doubles

Kayla Cross / Hsu Chieh-Yu (TPE)
1st rd: lost to [4] Reese Brantmeier / Makenna Jones (USA) 62 62

Singles qualifying

Kayla Cross
1st rd: lost to [15] Rasheeda McAdoo (USA) 62 63

Françoise Abanda
1st rd: lost to [1] Emiliana Arango (COL) 61 75

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Fort-de-France W15S
Fort-de-France, Martinique (Women’s ITF $15K)

Singles

[5] Bianca Jolie Fernandez
1st rd: def. Ella Rozanes (FRA) 60 61
2nd rd: lost to Anna Ulyashchenko (USA) 62 46 61

[7] Ana Grubor
1st rd: def. Fiona Cidoni (FRA) 64 61
2nd rd: def Natacha Schou (DEN) 64 36 75
QF: lost to Sarah Iliev (FRA) 61 62

Matea Roki
1st rd: lost to [3] Margaux Rouvroy (FRA) 62 60

Doubles

[2] Bianca Jolie Fernandez / Anna Ulyashchenko (USA)
1st rd: Bye
QF: def. Leslie Rose / Madison Rose (USA) 61 60
SF: vs. [4] Valeria Koussenkova (ESP) / Alexandra Riley (USA) 62 63
F: lost to [1] Jenny Duerst (SUI) / Fanny Ostlund (SWE) 64 36 [10-4]

Petra Januskova / Tara Malik (USA)
1st rd: def. Sarah Iliev / Astrid Lew Yan Foon (FRA) WALKOVER
QF: lost to [2] Astrid Cirotte / Margaux Rouvroy (FRA) 63 64

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