April 14, 2024

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MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Canucks This Week – Week ending Sept. 17, 2023 (final results)

Canucks

The US Open is done.

But there still is a lot more tennis to play this year as the WTA Tour splinters into a couple more big tournaments in the U.S. and Mexico, even while the Asian swing begins.

On the men’s side, the Davis Cup group stages take up space for the top Canadians (with Félix Auger-Aliassime taking a pass, and Shapovalov showing up, but you would think not in great match shape).

Rebecca Marino hits Asia immediately, playing Osaka (the city, not Naomi). Leylah Fernandez is in San Diego.

And on the ITF circuit, the aspiring Canadian pros get to it – notably in Champaign, Ill. where Liam Draxl was the top seed – and won the tournament.

There was another title in Madrid – at a $25K, in doubles, where Juan Carlos Aguilar took it.

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Davis Cup Finals, Group Stage
Bologna, Italy

Denis Shapovalov
Vasek Pospisil
Gabriel Diallo
Alexis Galarneau

[1] Canada 3, Italy 0 (final)

1. #2 Alexis Galarneau (CAN) def. #2 Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 76 (8) 64
2. #1 Gabriel Diallo (CAN) def. #1 Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 75 64
3. Vasek Pospisil / Alexis Galarneau (CAN) def. Andrea Vavassori Matteo Arnaldi / Simone Bolelli (ITA) 67 (4) 64 76 (3)

[1] Canada 3, Sweden 0 (Final)

1. #2 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. #2 Leo Borg (SWE) 76 (5) 57 62
2. #1 Gabriel Diallo (CAN) def. #1 Elias Ymer (SWE) 64 63
3. Alexis Galarneau / Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. Filip Bergevi / Andre Goransson (SWE) 76 (9) 76 (3)

Canada 2, Chile 1 (Final)

1. #2 Alexis Galarneau (CAN) def. #2 Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) 63 76 (5)
2. #1 Nicolas Jarry (CHI) def #1 Gabriel Diallo (CAN) 64 64
3. Vasek Pospisil / Alexis Galarneau (CAN) def. Tomas Barrios Vera / Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) 63 76 (7)

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Cymbiotika San Diego Open
San Diego, Calif. (
WTA 500)

Singles

Bianca Andreescu

[WC] Leylah Fernandez
1st rd: lost to [7] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 63 57 62

Doubles

Gabriela Dabrowski / Erin Routliffe (NZL)

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Japan Open
Osaka, Japan (
WTA 250)

Singles

Rebecca Marino
1st rd: def [7] Nao Hibino (JPN) 63 64
2nd rd: lost to [Q] Elisabeth Mandlik (USA) 75 36 61

Singles qualifying

Carol Zhao
1st rd: def [12] Na Lae Han (KOR) 75 62
Final rd: lost to [2] Valeria Savinykh (RUS) 62 63

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Atlantic Tire Championships
Cary, NC (
ATP Challenger $80K)

Singles

[PR] Brayden Schnur
1st rd: lost to Toby Samuel (USA) 63 67 (5) 63

Doubles

Benjamin Sigouin / Colin Markes (USA)
1st rd: lost to [2] William Blumberg (USA) / Luis David Martinez (VEN) 63 63

Singles qualifying

Justin Boulais
1st rd: lost to [ALT] Garrett Johns (USA) 75 76 (8)

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Guangzhou Nansha International Challenger
Guangzhou, China (ATP Challenger $80K)

Singles

Filip Peliwo (POL)
1st rd: lost to [Q] Arjun Kadhe (IND) 76 (3) 61

Doubles

Filip Peliwo (POL) / Stefanos Sakellaridis (GRE)
1st rd: lost to Omar Jasika (AUS) / Hiroki Moriya (JPN) 75 64

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Invest in Szczecin Open
Szczecin, Poland (ATP Challenger €145K)

Singles qualifying

[4] Steven Diez
1st rd: def [WC] Szymon Kielan (POL) 61 75
Final rd: lost to [12] Andrew Paulson (CZE) 63 61

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Uchiyama Cup Week 2
Sapporo, Japan
(ITF $25K)

Doubles

Chih Chi Huang / Yuta Kikuchi (JPN)
1st rd: lost to Chase Ferguson / Omar Fields (AUS) 64 36 [10-6]

Singles qualifying

[14] Chih Chi Huang
1st rd: def Takahiro Kubo (JPN) 62 62
Final rd: lost to [7] Hayato Matsuoka (JPN) 62 36 [10-4]

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ITF Villa de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
(ITF $25K)

Singles 

Juan Carlos Aguilar
1st rd: lost to [1] Aidan McHugh (GBR) 76 (6) 63

Doubles

[2] Juan Carlos Aguilar / Jody Maginley (ANT)
1st rd: def. Ignacio Benzal Alia / David Puig Molina (ESP) 63 75
QF: def. Naim Benito Fernandez / Sergio Callejon Hernando (ESP) 61 63
SF: def [6] John Etcheverria / Ricardo Villacorta (ESP) 62 63

F: def Jorge Plans / Bruno Pujol Navarro (ESP) 64 63

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Fighting Illini Open
Champaign, Ill.
(ITF $15K)

Singles

[1] Liam Draxl
1st rd: def (JE) Atakan Karahan (TUR) 64 60
2nd rd: def. [Q] Perry Gregg (USA) 62 67 (4) 75
QF: vs. Patrick Maloney (USA) 67 (6) 64 64
SF: def [4] Mitsui Shunsuke (JPN) 63 63
F: def William Grant (USA) 61 63

[7] Taha Baadi
1st rd: lost to Kenta Miyoshi (JPN) 63 26 60

Joshua Lapadat
1st rd: lost to [Q] Perry Gregg (USA) 64 46 76 (4)

[Q] Marko Stakusic
1st rd: def [WC] Lucas Horve (USA) 63 67 (4) 61
2nd rd: lost to [2] Ezekiel Clark (USA) 63 64

Doubles

[3] Liam Draxl / Jonathan Sorbo
1st rd: def. [WC] Gabriele Thomas Brancatelli / David Saye (USA) 62 61
QF: lost to Andrey Fenty / Patrick Maloney (USA) 63 63

Taha Baadi / Charlelie Cosnet (FRA)
1st rd: lost to Ezekiel Clark (USA) / Kenta Miyoshi (JPN) 61 64

Singles qualifying

[2] Marko Stakusic
1st rd: def. Christopher Papa (USA) 64 60
Final rd: def Connor Bruce (USA) 76 (6) 64

[13] Jonathan Sorbo
1st rd: lost to David Saye (USA) 64 63

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Match Point Trophy
Satu Mare, Romania
(ITF $15K)

Singles

[Q] Razvan Baiant
1st rd: lost to [Q] Dominic Ducariu (GER) 46 64 61

Singles qualifying

[8] Razvan Baiant
1st rd: Bye
2nd rd: def Florincas Ciprian (ROU) 62 61
Final rd: def Matel Cristian Onofrei (ROU) 76 (8) 64

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Magic Tour by FTT
Monastir, Tunisia (ITF $25K)
   

Singles qualifying

William Bartram
1st rd: def Nav Brar Navraj Singh (IND) 63 63
2nd rd: lost to [4] Vito Dell’elba (ITA) 64 62

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Magic Tour by FTT
Monastir, Tunisia (ITF $15K)
   

Singles

[Q] Aurel Ciocanu
1st rd: lost to [2] Simon Beaupain (BEL) 62 63

Doubles

Aurel Ciocanu / Jean-Christian Morandais (GUA)
1st rd: lost to Nicolas Tepmahc (FRA) / Patrick Edward Toman (USA) 36 64 [11-9]

Singles qualifying

[6] Aurel Ciocanu
1st rd: def Samir Mustafin (RUS) 61 63
2nd rd: def. [14] Maximilian Figl (ITA) 62 64

Nicola Ion
1st rd: lost to [2] Jack Loge (BEL) 62 60

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