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.