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.
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2015 Canadian Racquetball Championships
Results - May 23, 2015
Men's Open Singles
Coby Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB) defeated Samuel Murray (Brossard, QC), 15 - 10, 12 - 15, 11 - 7.
Vincent Gagnon (Montreal, QC) defeated Mike Green (Hamilton, ON), forfeit
James Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK) defeated Tim Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK) 15 - 6, 15 - 10.
Nathaniel Husulak (Saskatoon, SK) defeated Lee Connell (Saskatoon, SK), 15 - 9, 15 - 6.
Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC) defeated Nicolas Bousquet, (15 - 10, 15 - 13).
Tanner Mattson (North Vancouver) defeated Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON), 15 - 12, 16 - 14.
Women's Open Singles
Frédérique Lambert (Montreal, QC) defeated Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB), 15 - 7, 15 - 7.
Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) defeated Valerie Fallu (Brossard, QC), 15 - 13, 9 - 15, 11 - 6.
Christine Richardson (Regina, SK) defeated Linda Ellerington (Saskatoon, SK), 15 - 9, 15 - 8.
Alexis Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB) defeated Brigitte Richard (Sainte-Basile-le- Grand, QC), forfeit
Danielle Drury (Saskatoon, SK) defeated McKenzie Brayley (Calgary, AB),
15 - 7, 15 - 4.