CALGARY, Canada. – Virginia men’s tennis player Iñaki Montes has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Calgary National Bank Challenger, an ATP Challenger 75 tournament being held Nov. 5-12 at the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

For the second straight week, Montes advanced out of the qualifying tournament to earn a spot in the main draw and then toppled a seeded player to advance. This week, Montes faced World No. 111 James Duckworth of Australia in the Round of 16, and took down the No. 2 seed in the tournament 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Montes defeated World No. 175 Adam Walton last week in the first round of the Charlottesville Challenger.

With the win, Montes cracks the top-500 in the live ATP rankings, moving up to a career-best No. 492. He is 20-7 in 2023 in singles in pro-level matches across ITF World Tennis Tour events and ATP Challengers.

This is Montes’ second time advancing to a Challenger quarterfinal after making it to the third round last year at the Charlottesville Challenger.

Montes fell 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 to Kentucky alum Liam Draxl, a Canadian, in the quarterfinal.


Iñaki Montes Calgary Challenger Results

Q16 – Bye
QFi – Montes def. Jonathan Sorbo (CAN) 6-1, 6-1
R32 – Montes def. Justin Boulais (USA) 6-4, 6-1
R16 – Montes der. James Duckworth (AUS) 6-3, 6-2
QF – Montes def. Liam Draxl (CAN)