Sunday, November 27, 2011

One vs. two in men's & women's finals at Racquetball Canada's National Team Selection Event

The top two seeds on both the men's and women's draws will play each other in the finals of the Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event in Oakville, Ontario. This will be a repeat of the finals from the 2011 Canadian National Championships last May.

Mike Green, Canada's #1 player, reached the final with victories over Tim Landeryou, 15-7, 15-3, in the semi-finals, and Francis Guillemette, 15-2, 15-0, in the quarter finals.

He'll face 2nd seed Vincent Gagnon in the final Sunday, as Gagnon won a tie-breaker against 3rd seed Kris Odegard, 16-14, 13-15, 11-2.

Gagnon beat Lee Connell, 15-9, 15-10, in the quarter finals.

On the women's side, first seed Jennifer Saunders defeated Christine Richardson, 15-6, 15-4, in the semi-finals. Richardson, the 5th seed, had upset 4th seed Brandi Jacobson Prentice in the quarter finals, 3-15, 15-5, 11-3.

Saunders will face 2nd seed Frédérique Lambert, who beat Josée Grand'Maître, 15-6, 17-15, in the other semi-final.

Results from this weekend will be combined with results from the National Team Selection Event in February 2012 in Regina and the Canadian National Championships next May in Brossard, Que. to select the players who will represent Canada at the 2012 World Racquetball Championships.

The women's final will be Sunday at noon in Oakville with the men's final to follow at 2 PM at the National Fitness and Racquet Club.

Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event
Oakville, Ontario

Men's Open


Mike Green d. Tim Landeryou, 15-7, 15-3
Vincent Gagnon d. Kris Odegard, 16-14, 13-15, 11-2

Final - Sunday 2 PM EST

Mike Green vs. Vincent Gagnon

3rd Place - Sunday 1 PM EST

Kris Odegard vs. Tim Landeryou

Quarter finals

Mike Green d. Francis Guillemette, 15-2, 15-0
Tim Landeryou d. James Landeryou, 16-18, 15-9, 11-2
Kris Odegard d. Nathaniel Husulak, 15-10, 18-20, 11-6
Vincent Gagnon d. Lee Connell, 15-9, 15-10

Women's Open


Jennifer Saunders d. Christine Richardson, 15-6, 15-4
Frédérique Lambert d. Josée Grand'Maître, 15-6, 17-15

Final - Sunday 12 PM EST

Jennifer Saunders vs. Frédérique Lambert

3rd Place - Sunday 11 AM EST

Josée Grand'Maître vs. Christine Richardson

Quarter finals

Jennifer Saunders d. Nadia Vérilli, 15-6, 15-4
Christine Richardson d. Brandi Jacobson Prentice, 3-15, 15-5, 11-3
Josée Grand'Maître d. Valerie Fallu, 15-5, 15-2
Frédérique Lambert d. Michèle Morissette, 15-1, 15-2

Follow the bouncing ball....

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