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Canada’s Rebecca Marino rallies from a set down to defeat No. 3 seed Jasmine Paolini

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Rebecca Marino leads the home charge at Granby

Granby, Quebec – Following a day of postponements due to the rain, Wednesday was jampacked in Granby with 29 matches on the schedule. The ATP Challenger event managed to put a bow on

its opening round, while the WTA 250 tournament narrowed down its player field to eight. The big

winners on Day 4 of the Granby National Bank Championships were American Aidan Mayo, who took

down No. 2 seed Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, and Canadian Rebecca Marino, who earned her spot

in the quarter-finals with a gutsy win over third-seeded Jasmine Paolini of Italy.

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Quarters are set in the women’s draw

With only Nuria Parrizas Diaz of Spain punching her ticket to the quarter-finals on Tuesday, seven singles

matches were contested Wednesday for the remaining seven spots. A pair of Darias are through to the

next round, as Daria Saville of Australia defeated Canadian Katherine Sebov 6-1, 6-0, and top-seeded

Daria Kasatkina ousted Poland’s Magdalena Frech 6-3, 6-2.

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Playing the night match on Centre Court was Marino and Paolini. It was the second meeting between

the players – the Italian winning the first one in Melbourne in 2021. After dropping the first set 6-4,

Marino quickly regained her rhythm in the second set and won 12 of the next 15 games, clinching the

match by a score of 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. The Vancouverite advances to her second quarter-final of the season.

The rest of the players with wins on Wednesday are Tatjana Maria of Germany, Ukrainian Marta

Kostyuk, Frenchwoman Diane Parry, and Xiyu Wang of China.

Two Canadians move on, tournament No. 2 seed ousted in men’s draw

On the men’s side, Canada’s Gabriel Diallo opened the day with a dominant 7-5, 6-1 win over compatriot

Dan Martin. Other morning and afternoon results include victories for Justin Boulais (CAN), Jordan

Thompson (AUS), Aziz Dougaz (TUN), Hady Habib (LIB), Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER), Hiroki Moriya (JPN),

and Americans Strong Kirchheimer, Omni Kumar, Colin Markes, and Aidan Mayo.

Mayo, the 19-year-old Sacramento, California native, won his first main-draw match at an ATP

Challenger, beating the tournament’s No. 2 seed Jiri Vesely. The upset of the day now means that

Thompson, the No. 3 seed, is the highest-ranked player left in the men’s draw after top-seed Arthur

Rinderknech withdrew from the event on Tuesday.

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