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Racquetball Canada – Burlington, May 28, 2016 – The Men and Women’s Open finals are set for the 2016 Canadian Championships being held in Burlington.

Mike Green of Hamilton defeated James Landeryou of Saskatoon in Friday’s semifinal with scores of 15-8, 15-4 to move on to the final. A win tomorrow would mean that Green will have tied the record for the most Canadian Men’s Open Singles Championship titles, which is ten.  

Green will face Tim Landeryou of Calgary, who won the other semifinal against Nicolas Bousquet of Montréal, 15-8, 15-10.

Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg and Michèle Morissette of Baie-Comeau both won their pools to advance to the Women’s Open final.  A win would give Saunders her ninth open singles championship title. 

Saskatoon’s Danielle Drury will face Alexis Iwaasa from Lethbridge for the bronze medal in the Women’s Open division.

All four athletes in the finals were members of the team that represented Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games. 

The Canadian Championships are taking place at Cedar Springs Health Racquet and Sportsclub in Burlington.

Draws & Results: 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

Racquetball Canada Canadian Championship Results – May 28

Men’s Open Singles – Semifinals

Mike Green (Hamilton, ON) defeated James Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK), 15-8, 15-4;

Tim Landeryou (Calgary, AB) defeated Nicolas Bousquet, Montréal, QC), 15-10, 15-8;

Women’s Open Pool Play

Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB) defeated Murielle Boivin (Québec, QC), 15-4, 15-0

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.  

Media Contact:

Jan Hanson

Director of Communications and Marketing

Racquetball Canada Board of Directors

jhanson@accesscomm.ca I 306.502.4422