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RTC Invitational Draws are Live!

By Maggy Lehmicke | In Club News | on August 14, 2017

Update: RTC Invitational Final Results

Come to Redmond Tennis Club August 29-31 to watch some of the Northwest’s best players compete head-to-head in the RTC Invitational. The last two standing will take on former #6 in the world Wayne Ferreira and former #27 in the world Marcos Ondruska in the semifinals, followed by the championship match the next day.

View the RTC Invitational Draw here and check out the schedule of events and player bios below!

Tuesday – 6 p.m.
Players warm up, followed by pro set matches starting at 7 p.m, The quarterfinals will take place immediately after the first round, not before 8 p.m.

Court 1: Alex Vlaski vs. Theo McDonald
Court 2: Kyle McMorrow vs. Filipp Pogostkin
Court 4: Oleksiy Arovin vs. Ty Gentry
Court 5: Gal Hakak vs. Alan Yim

Wednesday – 6 p.m.
The first semifinal match will take place at 7 p.m. after players warm up. Each semifinalist will get the chance to play either former #6 in the world Wayne Ferreira or #27 in the world Marcos Ondruska.

Thursday – 6 p.m.
An exhibition doubles match will take place at 6 p.m., featuring Marcos Ondruska, Wayne Ferreira, Alex Vlaski and special guest Brian Murphy, President and Managing Director of Meridian Capital. The singles finals of the RTC Invitational will take place at 7 p.m. after the doubles exhibition.


Waiting in the semifinals…

Local Player Bios


Kyle McMorrow
Kyle competed for the University of Washington Huskies for in the #1 position and reached an ITA ranking of #9 in the country before turning pro. Today, Kyle has a career-high ATP ranking of 655 and is a coach at Sand Point Tennis Club in Seattle.


Oleksiy Arovin
Oleksiy competed for Oklahoma State his first year of college before transferring to Tennessee Technological University, where he played his final three years. He won both the Tennessee Tech Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year award and Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year award in 2015. Today Oleksiy coaches at Bellevue Tennis Academy.


Alex Vlaski
Alex competed for the Washington Huskies, establishing himself as one of the top players in the nation before kick starting his professional career. He reached a career-high ranking of #299 in the world before retiring and becoming a private tennis coach in the Seattle area.


Filipp Pogostkin
As a junior, Filipp trained at Gorin Tennis Academy, where he reached a ranking of #22 in the country and #213 in the world. He later competed for the Boise State Broncos for four years and now coaches at Eastside Tennis Center in the Junior Excellence and Northwest High Performance programs.


Theo McDonald
Theo is a rising high school senior with a career-high ranking of #37 in the country and #1 in the Northwest in his age group. He received a scholarship to train at the IMG Academy and regularly competes in ITF tournamentsHe recently reached the doubles finals of an ITF in Canada and is aiming to compete for a division-I university.


Ty Gentry
Ty began competing for the Oregon Ducks in the 2016-17 season, where he went 11-10 in singles his freshman year. Prior to college, Ty was a four-year letterman at Tumwater High School and a three-time State Champion.


Gal Hakak
Gal competed for the University of Washington Huskies in the #2 and #3 positions, where he was named Pac-12 All Academic First Team for two years in a row. He was also named the Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2017. Gal graduated this past May with a degree in Economics and currently resides in the Seattle area.


Alan Yim
Alan is a rising junior at Lakeside High School. He’s currently ranked #21 in the country and #1 in the Pacific Northwest in his age group, with a career-high ranking of #3 in the country.


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