Monday, February 6, 2012

Top seeds Gagnon & Saunders win Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event

Men's and women's #1 seeds won their respective divisions at Racquetball Canada's National Team Selection Event at Golds Gym Regina West in Regina. But Vincent Gagnon had a more difficult time of it than Jennifer Saunders, as Gagnon needed a tie-breaker to defeat 2nd seed Kris Odegard, winning the final 15-11, 10-15, 11-8.

In the women's final, Saunders defeated 2nd seed Frédérique Lambert in two straight games, 15-6, 15-6.

in getting to the finals all four players earned valuable National Team Selection points that will help them earn spots on the team that will represent Canada at the International Racquetball Federation World Championships. Results from this weekend will be combined with results from the first National Team Selection Event of the season in Oakville last November as well as this year's Canadian National Championships in May in Brossard, Que. to select the players who will represent Canada at the 2012 World Racquetball Championships.

Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event
Regina, Saskatchewan

Men's Open

Final: Vincent Gagnon d. Kris Odegard, 15-11, 10-15, 11-8

3rd Place: Tim Landeryou d. Nathaniel Husulak, 15-8, 15-9

5th Place: Eric Desrochers d. James Landeryou, 15-12, 15-6

7th Place: Francis Guillemette d. Corey Osborne, injury default

Women's Open

Final: Jennifer Saunders d. Frédérique Lambert, 15-6, 15-6

3rd Place: Josée Grand'Maître d. Brandi Jacobson Prentice, 13-15, 15-9, 11-8

5th Place: Christine Richardson d. Michelle Morissette, 15-6, 15-3

7th Place: Nadia Verilli d. Brigitte Richard, 15-10, 15-10

Follow the bouncing ball....

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