Morissette & Richardson Top Women, Green & Webb Top Men in Doubles at Canadian Championships

May 25, 2017

Racquetball Canada - Doubles competition is wrapped up at the Canadian Championships being held in Brossard, QC after two days of intense competition. The tournament continues to May 27 with singles events beginning today. 
 
Michéle Morissette of Baie-Comeau and Christine Richardson of Winnipeg are on top of the podium with back to back Canadian Women's Open Doubles titles. 
 
The team faced Danielle Drury of Saskatoon and Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg in the final round robin match. The two teams went into the match ranked one and two respectively, but both had perfect round robin results. Both games were extremely close but Morissette and Richardson prevailed with scores of 17-15 and 15-13. 
 
Mike Green of Hamilton and Trevor Webb of Cambridge faced Nicolas Bousquet of Montréal and Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau in the final. 
 
The men's doubles match went to three games, with Green and Webb winning 10-15, 16-14, 13-11. Each point was a battle with the momentum shifting several times throughout the duration of the match. 
 
This is the first time that Green and Webb have played doubles together at the national level, however Green has won nine previous Canadian Men's Open Doubles titles with different partners. This is Webb's first title win. 
 
Combined with his wins in singles events, this gives Green nineteen Canadian Championship titles as he has also held the Canadian Men's Open Singles Champion title nine times. He is in the hunt for his tenth win at the 2017 championship event. 
 
There were several other doubles skill and age events played over the past two days at the Canadian Championships. The Racquetball Canada Canadian Championships provides competition for both high performance and sport for life athletes. 
 
The doubles final match and podium results are also listed at the end of this release.
 
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2017 Canadian Championships - Doubles Podium Results
Men's Open Doubles
1. Mike Green (Hamilton, ON) / Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON)
2. Nicolas Bousquet (Montréal, QC) / Tommy Murray (St-Hubert, QC)
3. Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC) / Samuel Murray (Baie-Comeau, QC)
 
Men's Open Elite/A
1. Etienne Chayer (Valleyfield, QC) / Alain Meilleur (Sainte-Catherine, QC)
2. Daniel Turbide (Blainville, QC) / Dylan Scattolon (Candiac, QC)
3. Robert Malacon (St-Hubert, QC) / Daniel Tremblay (Montréal, QC)
 
Men's B/C Doubles
1. Allan Meston (Charlottown, PEI) / Scott Lacey (PEI)
2. Bobby Lamontagne (L'Assomption, QC) / Marc Rainville (Jollette, QC)
3. Ron Zinn (Toronto, ON) / Christian Berger (Brossard, QC)
 
Men's 35/45 Doubles 
1. Patrick Jauvin (Terrebonne, QC) / Jean Nolen (Levis, QC)
2. Christian Boudreau (St-Charles Borromee (QC) / Francis Guillemette (Mercier, QC)
 
Men's 45 Doubles 
1. Richard Larivee (Repentigny, QC) / Daniel Turbide (Blainville, QC)
2. Paul Bateman (Leamington, QC) / Dan Smith (Timberlea, NS)
 
Men's 55 Doubles 
1. Richard Larivee (Repentigny, QC) / Roland Richard (Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC)
2. Robert Malancon (St-Hubert, QC) / Daniel Tremblay (Montréal, QC)
3. Michel Boulay (Brossard, QC) / Charles Rozansky (Montréal, QC)
 
Men's 65/75 Doubles
1. Donald Dery (Chelsea, QC) / Pierre Gareau (Repentigny, QC)
2. Postie Connolly (Stratford, PEI) / Colin O'Shea (Gatineau, QC)
3. Bob Papineau (Winnipeg, MB) / Barry Warrack (Winnipeg, MB)
 
Men's 75 Doubles
1. Bill Anderson (Kanata, ON) / Davide Bates (Chelsea, QC)
2. Cliff Hood (Yarmouth, NS) / Jack McBride (St. Albert, AB)
 
Women's Open Doubles
1. Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) / Christine Richardson (Winnipeg, MB)
2. Danielle Drury (Saskatoon, SK) / Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB)
3. Erin Gaaraert (Calgary, AB) / Alexis Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB)
 
Women's B Doubles 
1. Christine Brisson (Baie-Comeau, QC) / Juliette Parent (St-Jacques De Montcalm, QC)
2. Gwen Smoluk (Winnipeg, MB) / Marie Solano (Winnipeg, MB)
3. Isabelle Lapierre (St-Jacques de Montcalm) / Lynda Rochon (L'Assomption, QC)
 
Mixed Open/Elite Doubles 
1. Cassie Prentice / Tanner Prentice (Macrorie, SK)
2. Catherine Foisy (Varennes, QC) / Patrick Jauvin (Terrebonne, QC)
3. Murielle Bouvin (Québec, QC) / Jean Nolet (Levis, QC)
 
Mixed A Doubles
1. Camila Wilscam / Sylvain Wilscam (Repentigny, QC)
2. Reg Atkins (Calgary, AB) / Sue MacLeod (Dartmouth, NS)
3. Isabelle Lapierre / Stephane Parent (St-Jacques de Montcalm)
 
Mixed B Doubles 
1. Christine Brisson (Baie-Comeau, QC) / Jimmy Deschenes (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC)
2. Lynda Howell (Saskatoon, SK) / Scott Lacey (PEI)
3. James Bileski / Kay McNeil (Dugald, MB)
 

Open Doubles Final Results

 
Men's Open Doubles
Round of 8
(1) Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC) / Samuel Murray (Baie-Comeau, QC) defeated (8) Simon Comeau (Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, QC) / Barrett Husulak (Saskatoon, SK), 15-5, 15-3;
(2) Nicolas Bousquet (Montréal, QC) / Tommy Murray (St-Hubert, QC) defeated (7) Tanner Prentice (Macrorie, SK) / Sean Sauvé (L'Assomption, QC), 15-6, 15-5;
(3) Lee Connell / Nathan Husulak (Saskatoon, SK) defeated (6) Francis Guillemette (Mercier, QC) / Michael Leduc (Québec, QC), 16-14, 15-11;
(5) Mike Green (Hamilton, ON) / Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON) defeated (5) James Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK) / Tim Landeryou (Calgary, AB), 15-6, 10-15, 11-1.
 
Semi Finals
(2) Bousquet / T. Murray defeated (3) Connell / Husulak, 10-15, 15-13, 13-11;
(5) Green / Webb defeated (1) Castro / S. Murray, 15-13, 4-15, 11-5.
 
Bronze Medal Match
(1) Castro / S. Murray defeated (3) Connell / Husulak, 15-9, 16-14.
 
Gold Medal Match
(5) Green / Webb defeated (2) Bousquet / T. Murray, 10-15, 16-14, 13-11.
 
Women's Open Doubles Results - Round Robin
 
Round 1 
(2) Danielle Drury (Saskatoon, SK) / Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB) defeated (5) Muriel Bouvin (Québec, QC) / Julie Dechene (Ottawa, ON), 15-1, 14-16, 11-3;
(4) Erin Geeraert (Calgary, AB) / Alexis Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB) defeated (3) Valerie Fallu (Candiac, QC) / Cassie Prentice (Macrorie, SK), 15-8, 11-15, 11-4;
 
Round 2
(2) Drury / Saunders defeated (3) Fallu / Prentice, 15-4, 15-3;
(1) Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) / Christine Richardson (Winnipeg, MB) defeated (5) Bouvin / Dechene, 15-7, 15-5.
 
Round 3
(3) Fallu / Prentice defeated (5) Bouvin / Dechene, 15-2, 15-2;
(1) Morissette / Richardson defeated (4) Geeraert / Iwwaasa, 15-3, 15-6.
 
Round 4
(2) Drury / Saunders defeated (4) Geeraert / Iwaasa, 15-8, 15-17, 11-7;
(1) Morissette / Richardson defeated (3) Fallu / Prentice, 15-3, 15-2.
 
Round 5
(4) Geeraert / Iwaasa defeated (5) Bouvin / Dechene, 15-7, 15-5.
(1) Morissette / Richardson defeated (2) Drury / Saunders, 17-15, 15-13.