Canadians Lilla Fernandez and Gabriella Dabrowski saw their journey come to an end at the US Open on Wednesday in New York.
Fernandez and his mixed doubles partner, American Jack Sock, lost in the quarter-finals to Australians Storm Sanders and John Pearce.
The winner, the fourth candidate for the tournament, reached the semi-finals in less than an hour and 30 minutes. They prevailed at the ends of 7-5 and 7-6 (3).
Sanders and Bears were particularly effective with backs to the wall, saving seven of their nine break points to Fernandes and Sock.
In the second set tiebreak, the Australians won four consecutive points and used the first match point to end the hostilities.
In the previous round, Fernandez and Sock knocked out Dabrowski and partner Max Purcell.
Moreover, Ottawa also lost dust on Wednesday, but in the women’s doubles championship. Dabrowski and Juliana Olmos fell to third seed Czechs Barbora Krejkova and Katerina Siniakova.
The latter worked hard to win in three sets of 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3.
Mboko is the only one to make progress
On the junior lot side, Canada’s Victoria Mpoko is the only Maple Leaf representative to get her ticket to the quarter-finals.
Ninth seed Mpoko easily beat American Eva Jovic in two identical sets 6-2.
She will meet Swiss fourth seed Selena Naif.
Other Canadian women in running weren’t so lucky on Wednesday.
Ontario’s Kayla Cross lost to Britain’s Rana Akua Stoeber in straight sets 7-6 (2), 6-0.
As for her, Czech Lucy Havlikova stopped Mia Coopers – who recently reached the semi-finals of the International Junior Tennis Championships – in sets 6-2 7-6 (9).
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