Okanagan tennis star qualifies for second round at Wimbledon – Kelowna Capital News


Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil qualified for the second round of the men’s singles at Wimbledon in London on Tuesday (June 29th), scoring a straight-set victory over an opponent from Spain. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star qualifies for second round at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores a straight-set victory over his Spanish opponent on Tuesday (June 29th) in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil was consistent in winning his men’s singles first round match at the Wimbledon tennis championship in London on Tuesday 29 June.

Pospisil took a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena to advance to American Frances Tiafoe in the second round. Tiafoe surprised third seed and Roland Garros finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

Pospisil’s best result at Wimbledon in singles was reaching the quarter-finals in 2015.

He teamed up with American Jack Sock to win the men’s doubles in London in 2014, but has failed to make it through the third round since.

Pospisil is partnering with American Nicholas Monroe for this year’s men’s doubles draw. Their first round match is scheduled for Wednesday against seventh seeded Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil.

There are seven Canadians, including Pospisil, in the men’s and women’s singles draw at Wimbledon.

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