TWO CANADIANS REACH ROUND TWO AT THE SAGUENAY NATIONAL BANK CHALLENGER
Top-seeded Townsend falls
Montreal, October 21, 2014 – Seven Canadians played their opening round matches on Tuesday at the $50,000 Saguenay National Bank Challenger.
World no. 581 Sonja Molnar defeated her Canadian compatriot Petra Januskova 6-3, 6-3. This is Molnar’s first main draw win in Saguenay in her third appearance. She will face Julie Coin of France in the second round. Coin caused the biggest upset of the tournament so far by knocking out top-seeded American Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-2 in the first round.
Canadian qualifier Ayan Broomfield also moved onto the second round thanks to a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over American Lauren Albanese. She will now play second-seeded Jovana Jaksic of Serbia.
Jaksic play Tuesday’s feature evening match on Tuesday against Saguenay native Marie-Alexandre Leduc who battled well, but ultimately fell 6-4, 6-4. Jaksic broke the Canadian’s serve three times in the match and lost her serve just once.
Françoise Abanda will begin her Saguenay campaign on Wednesday night at 6 :30 p.m. For the occasion the 17-year-old will go up against Austria’s Pia Konig.