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Racquetball Canada – May 24, Burlington, ON – The 2016 Canadian Racquetball Championships got off to a great start with highly competitive doubles matches in all age and skill categories.  The championships are being held in Burlington, ON and run until May 28.  

Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg and Danielle Drury of Saskatoon have teamed up to defend their Canadian Open Women’s Doubles Championship title. They faced Valerie Fallu of Brossard, QC and Alexis Iwaasa of Lethbridge, AB in the first round who forced the defending champions to a tie-breaker game. Saunders and Drury were down in the tie-breaker, but came back to win it 11-9. 

New champions will be crowned in the Men’s Open Doubles Event this year and with a highly competitive pool of athletes. It will be interesting to see which team will emerge as the champions. 

In addition to the Open Events, Racquetball Canada’s Canadian Championships includes several skill and age divisions that provide a competitive opportunity for developing and recreational level and masters athletes.  

The Doubles Events will wrap up on Tuesday, May 24 and the Singles Events will get underway Wednesday, May 25.  

Complete Tournament Results & Draws: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/divisions/listAllDivs.asp?TID=17154&sortBy=defaultOrder

Media Guide: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z712pmv74f4nc3p/2016%20Canadian%20Racquetball%20Championships%20Media%20Guide%20EN.pdf?dl=0

Canadian Racquetball Championships –  May 23 Results

Men’s Open Doubles

Round of 16

Mitch Brayley / Paul Albert (Calgary, AB) defeated Graham Frattinger (Martensville, SK) / Tanner Prentice (Macrorie, SK), 15-9, 15-7;

Barrett Husulak / James Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK) defeated Kyle Wiseman / Mathew Forstner (Burlington, ON), 15-12, 15-4;

Lee Connell / Nathaniel Husulak (Saskatoon, SK) defeated Simon Comeau (Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, QC) / Kaleb Osborne (Penetanguishene, ON), 15-3, 15-8;

Michael Luduc (Québec, QC) / Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON) defeated David Serra (Langley, BC) / Richard Serra (Stouffville, ON), 15-8, 15-6;

Francis Guillemette (Mercier, QC) / Corey Osborne (Penetanguishene, ON) defeaed Dylan Scattolon (Brossard, QC) / Tanner Mattson (North Vancouver, BC), 13-15, 15-3, 11-2;

Nicolas Bousquet (Montréal, QC) / Tommy Murray (Brossard, QC) – bye;

Eric Desroches (Beamsville, ON) / Tim Landeryou (Calgary, AB) – bye;

Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC) / Samuel Murray (Baie-Commeau, QC) – bye.

Round of 8

Bousquet / T. Murray defeated Brayley / Albert, 13-15, 15-6, 11-7;

Connell / N. Husulak defeated B. Husulak / J. Landeryou, 15-12, 15-4;

Desroches / T. Landeryou defeated Leduc / Webb, 15-8, 15-6;

Castro / S. Murray defeated Guillemette / C. Osborne, 15-5, 15-13.

Women’s Open Doubles

Round Robin Play 

Danielle Drury (Saskatoon, SK) / Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB) defeated Valerie Fallu (Brossard, QC) / Alexis Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB), 15-5, 10-15, 11-9;

Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) / Christine Richardson (Regina, SK) defeated Fallu / Iwaasa, 15-5, 15-4.

Racquetball Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of Racquetball in Canada. Along with the support of the Government of Canada and many valued partners, Racquetball Canada develops competitive national teams and oversees programs that grow the sport of racquetball in Canada. For more information visit our website at www.racquetball.ca.  

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Media Contact:

Jan Hanson

Director of Communications and Marketing

Racquetball Canada Board of Directors

jhanson@accesscomm.ca I 306.502.4422