Evan Mcnicol was able to battle through a historically strong draw at the Nova Scotia Open before losing in the final to 7-time Champion Phil Anderson. With a field of 55 players, Mcnicol was given arguably the toughest road to the finals. A quarterfinal match up with #5 seed and former college star Gareth Dowdell saw one of the best matches of the tournament with Mcnicol winning 6-7, 6-3, 7-6. In the semi-finals Mcnicol was forced to battle back from a set down again, defeating the #4 seed and former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athlete Luke Saunders 6-7, 6-4, 6-0. The final saw a back and forth battle between the top 2 seeds before Anderson was able to pull away in the third set and win 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.
This was a tremendous result from Evan and we are all incredibly proud of his achievement.
Prince Edward Island was also represented at the Halifax tournament by Dennis Keaveney and August McIntyre.