Repentigny, September 5, 2015 – Three Canadians played in the finals on Saturday in the 30th edition of the National Bank International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny and Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Mississauga, ON) was crowned champion in girls singles.
Andreescu went up against her compatriot Charlotte Robillard-Millette, who beat her earlier this year at another Grade 1 ITF junior event. This time, it was the younger Andreescu who came out on top. She was solid from the start and scored a 6-1, 6-2 victory in just 69 minutes to capture the biggest title of her young career to date. The 15-year-old is already ranked no. 35 on the world junior rankings and will move up even higher after winning in singles and finishing runner up in doubles with fellow Canadian Katherine Sebov. For her part, Robillard-Millette lacked energy today after several long matches this week, including a three hour semifinal yesterday.
On the boys side, Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC) was trying to win his second straight G1 tournament after claiming top honours last week in College Park. He faced world no. 18 Mate Valkusz of Hungary in the final. The 15-year-old Canadian jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but unforced errors cost him the next eight games. Auger-Aliassime made it a close match by playing aggressive tennis, but ultimately fell 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
All three Canadians will now head to New York to compete in the junior U.S. Open which gets underway on Sunday.