Monday, February 1, 2010

Racquetball Canada Selection Event

Vincent Gagnon and Jennifer Saunders were the big winners as Racquetball Canada's second National Team Selection Event concluded Sunday in Brossard, Quebec, just outside of Montreal. Gagnon and Saunders went undefeated on the weekend.

Gagnon beat top seed and current Canadian Champion Kris Odegard, 12-15, 15-10, 11-9, Mike Green, 15-11, 15-3, and Tim Landeryou, 15-5, 15-4. In doing so, Gagnon should have earned himself a spot on the team that will represent Canada in Honduras at the Pan American Championships.

Saunders defeated Brandi Jacobson Prentice, 15-12, 15-6, Josée Grand'Maître, 15-2, 15-5, and Frédérique Lambert, 15-10, 15-0, to win the event.

Jacobson Prentice's and Landeryou's performances in Brossard should also have got them enough points to qualify for Honduras. If so, both will be representing Canada for the first time as senior players. They both went to the World Junior Championships on Team Canada several times.

2010 Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event
Brossard, Quebec

Men’s Results

1. Vincent Gagnon (Montreal, QC)
2. Kris Odegard (Saskatoon, SK)
3. Mike Green (Hamilton, ON)
4. Tim Landeryou (Saskatoon, SK)
5. Corey Osborne (Penetanguishene, ON)
6. Eric Desrochers (Burlington, ON)
7. Lee Connell (Saskatoon, SK)
8. Francis Guillemette (Legardeur, QC)
9. Nathaniel Husulak (Saskatoon, SK)
10. Tommy Murray (Baie-comeau,QC)
11. Pedro Castro(Brossard, QC)
12. Conrad Cole (Belle River, ON)
13. Josh Keil (Antigonish, NS)
14. Sebastien Boissonneault (Burnaby, BC)
15. James Slamko (Edmonton, AB)
16. Kurtis Cullen (Brandon, MB)

Women’s Results

1. Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB)
2. Josée Grand'Maître (Longueil, QC)
3. Brandi Jacobson Prentice (Montreal, QC)
4. Frederique Lambert (Montreal, QC)
5. Christine Richardson (Regina, SK
6. Genevieve Brodeur (Sherbrooke, QC)
7. Brigitte Richard (Saint-basile-le-grand, QC)
8. Valerie Fallu (Brossard, QC)

Follow the bouncing ball....

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