ITF tennis tourney wraps up at Panorama Rec. this weekend

Six of the top eight women’s singles players advanced through their first round matches.

Canadian Wendy Zhang serves during a main draw match this week at Panorama Recreation Centre. The Freedom 55 Financial ITF Women's tennis tournament wraps up Sunday morning.

Six of the top eight women’s singles tennis players at the Freedom 55 Financial ITF Women’s Tennis Tournament at Panorama Recreation advanced through their first round matches.

Top-ranked Tori Kinard won her match, as did Canadians Sonjy Molner (ranked 2), Wendy Zhang (5) and Khristina Blajkevitch (6). American Danielle Mills (7) also advanced, defeating Canadian Juliet Zhang 6-2, 7-5.

Molner teamed up with Charlotte Petrick to advance through the first round in doubles play.

Semi-final and finals tennis action takes place Saturday and Sunday at Panorama Recreation. Admission is free. There is on-court seating for the matches.

The tournament has a purse of $10,000 up for grabs and features professional players from across North America, Europe and the Pacific.