New Men’s & Women’s Racquetball ChampionsNouveaux champions et championnes canadiens de racquetball

May 25, 2015

Racquetball Canada - Burnaby, BC - May 24, 2015 -The 2015 Racquetball Canada Canadian Championships came to a close on Saturday with Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge and Frédérique Lambert of Montreal both winning their first Open Singles Championship titles.  

 

Lambert won the Women's Open Singles event in two straight games over Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg with scores of 15 - 7, 15 - 7.  Lambert's win ended Saunders reign as six time defending champion.

   

Iwaasa defeated Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau to win the Men's Open Singles Championship title with scores of 15 - 10, 12 - 15, 11 - 7. Earlier in the week Iwaasa won the Men's Open Doubles title with Hamilton's Mike Green.  With his win today, Iwaasa becomes the sixth man in Canadian history to win both the Open Singles and Open Doubles titles at the Canadian Championships.    

 

Iwaasa also won the U18 Junior National Championship title a few weeks ago and records indicate that he is the first male athlete to ever win gold in both a Junior and Open national championship event in the same year.

 

This is the first time since 2002 that both the Men's and Women's Canadian Open Singles Champions are winning their first titles in the same year.  In 2002 Green and Saunders both won for the first time.  

 

Vincent Gagnon of Montreal finish third in the Men's Open Singles event and Michèle Morissette won third in the Women's Open Singles event.  

 

The results from the Open events will be used for the final selection of the team that will be nominated to represent Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.  The Canadian Olympic Committee is expected to announce the team on June 5, 2015.  

 

Draws and Results: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=13570

 

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2015 Canadian Racquetball Championships 

Results - May 23, 2015

 

Men's Open Singles

 

Final

Coby Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB) defeated Samuel Murray (Brossard, QC), 15 - 10, 12 - 15, 11 - 7.

 

3rd Place

Vincent Gagnon (Montreal, QC) defeated Mike Green (Hamilton, ON), forfeit

 

5th Place

James Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK) defeated Tim Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK) 15 - 6, 15 - 10.

 

7th Place

Nathaniel Husulak (Saskatoon, SK) defeated Lee Connell (Saskatoon, SK), 15 - 9, 15 - 6.

 

9th Place

Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC) defeated Nicolas Bousquet, (15 - 10, 15 - 13).

 

11th Place

Tanner Mattson (North Vancouver) defeated Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON), 15 - 12, 16 - 14.

 

 

Women's Open Singles

 

Final

Frédérique Lambert (Montreal, QC) defeated Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB), 15 - 7, 15 - 7.

 

3rd Place

Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) defeated Valerie Fallu (Brossard, QC), 15 - 13, 9 - 15, 11 - 6.

 

5th Place

Christine Richardson (Regina, SK) defeated Linda Ellerington (Saskatoon, SK), 15 - 9, 15 - 8.

 

7th Place

Alexis Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB) defeated Brigitte Richard (Sainte-Basile-le- Grand, QC), forfeit

 

9th Place

Danielle Drury (Saskatoon, SK) defeated McKenzie Brayley (Calgary, AB),

15 - 7, 15 - 4.