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Racquetball Canada – WINNIPEG, MB, August 17, 2018 – Tim Landeryou of Calgary and Samuel Murray of Baie-Comean have earned a spot in the men’s doubles semi-final at the World Championships being held in San José, Costa Rica. The tournament runs until August 19. 
 
Landeryou and Murray went into the elimination round ranked seventh after winning two of three matches in their round robin pool. 
 
Doubles play got underway today and the Canadians had a great start defeating the tenth ranked team from Venezuela 15-9, 15-6. 
 
Landeryou and Murray then faced the second seeded team from Argentina who bring a lot of experience to the tournament. However the Canadian team were in full control of the match upsetting the team from Argentina 15-3, 15-8.
 
The Canadian men play Friday against the third ranked team from USA at 4pm (MST).  
 
Samuel Murray also played singles today but lost his match to Charlie Pratt of the USA who is seeded 3rd. 
 
The Canadian women’s doubles team of Fréderique Lambert (Montréal) and Jen Saunders (Winnipeg) is also out of the tournament after a loss to Ecuador today.
 
Lambert, Saunders and Coby Iwaasa were knocked out of the elimination round in singles yesterday. 
 
The event is being live-streamed by the International Racquetball Federation. Links to the draws, results and live-streaming can be found on the International Racquetball Federation website. 
 
2018 World Championships Results
 
Men Singles Elimination Round Results
 
Round of 32
(6) Samuel Murray (CAN) defeated (27) Aaron Booker (PUR), 15-0, 15-8;
(9) Coby Iwaasa (CAN) defeated (24) Daeyong Kwon (KOR), 15-11, 15-4.
 
Round of 16
(6) Murray defeated (11) Jose Daniel Ugalde (ECU), 15-10m 15-3.
(8) Mario Mercado (COL) defeated (9) Iwaasa, 15-13, 10 -15, 11-9.

 

Quarterfinals
(3) Charlie Pratt (USA) defeated (6) Murray, 15-2, 15-12.
 
Women’s Singles Elimination Round Results

 

Round of 32
(10) Frédérique Lambert (CAN) defeated (23) Maricruz Ortiz (CRC), 15-4, 15-5;
(22) Jennifer Saunders (CAN) defeated (11) Sheryl Lotts (USA), 15-10, 15-1. 
Round of 16
(7) Natalia Mendez (ARG) defeated (10) Lambert 15-8, 15-8.
(6) Ana Gabriela Martinez (GUA) defeated (22) Saunders, 15-2, 15-5.
 
Men’s Doubles Elimination Round Results
 
Round of 16 
(7) Tim Landeryou / Samuel Murray (CAN) defeated (10) Richardo Gomez / Luis Filipe (VEN), 
 
Quarterfinals
(7) Landeryou / Murray defeated (2) Shai Manzuri / Fernando Kurzbard (ARG), 
 
Women’s Doubles Elimination Round Results
 
Round of 16
(8) Veronica Sotomayor / Maria Paz Muñoz (ECU) defeated (10) Frédérique Lambert / Jennifer Saunders (CAN), 5-15, 15-9, 11-4.
 
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
 
Media Contact:
 
Jan Hanson
Director of Communications and Marketing
Racquetball Canada Board of Directors
jhanson@accesscomm.ca I 306.502.4422