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Racquetball Canada  – Winnipeg, July 19, 2016 – Team Canada won three of its four matches today at the 2016 World Championships being held in Cali, Colombia from July 16 – 23.  Today was the first day of elimination round competition.

In Men’s Singles, the 6th seeded Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau had a strong match to move onto the round of 16, Murray defeated the 27th seed, Juan Jose Salvatierra of Guatemala in two games with score of 15-2, 15-8.  

Pedro Castro of Brossard, who was seeded 26th took the 7th seed Roland Keller of Bolivia to a tie-breaker. Castro lost the first game 15-10, but came back in the second to win 9-15. Keller took control in the tie breaker, winning 11-3. Castro will continue to play in the consolation round.  

In Women’s Singles, both Michèle Morissette of Baie-Comeau and Christine Richardson of Regina won their matches. Morissette won her match against Jung Eun Ane of Korea in two games with scores of 15-7, 15-14. Richardson had to dig deepe as her match against Merynanyelly Delgado Araujo of the Dominican Republic went to a tiebreaker. Richardson had a strong finish, winning the match with scores of 15-7, 5-16, 11-7.

Both the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles teams had a day off competition on Tuesday. 

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Team Canada Elimination Round Results: July 19

Men’s Singles

Samuel Murray (Baie-Comeau, QC) defeated Juan Jose Salvatierra (GUA), 15-2, 15-8;

Roland Keller (BOL) defeated Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC), 15-10, 9-15, 11-3.

Women’s Singles

Christine Richardson (Regina, SK) defeated Merynanyelly Delgado Araujo (DOM), 15-7, 5-16, 11-7;

Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) defeated Jung Eun Ane (KOR), 15-7, 15-14.

Team Canada Matches  – July 20 (Central Time)

Men’s Singles

Gold Draw: (6) Samuel Murray (Baie-Comeau, QC) vs (11) Edwin Galicia (GUA), 13:00h

Consolation Draw (26) Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC) vs (23) Alejandro Santos (VEN), 11:00h

Women’s Singles

Gold Draw: (9) Christine Richardson (Regina, SK) vs (8) Maria Cespedes (DOM), 09:00h

Gold Draw (11) Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) vs (6) Cristina Amaya (COL), 10:00h

Men’s Doubles

Gold Draw (5) Mike Green (Hamilton, ON) / Tim Landeryou (Calgary, AB) vs (12) Fernando Kurzbard / Franco Capandegul (ARG), 15:00h

Women’s Doubles

Gold Draw: (3) Frédérique Lambert (Montréal, QC) / Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB) – bye

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