Saturday, February 4, 2012

Top seeds to clash in finals of Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event

Jennifer Saunders, current Canadian champion and top women's seed, will face second seed Frédérique Lambert, the Canadian and World U18 Racquetball Champion, Sunday in the final of Racquetball Canada's second National Team Selection Event of the season in Regina. Saunders advanced to the final with a straight game victory over Brandi Jacobson Prentice, 15-10, 15-7, in the semi-finals on Saturday.

In the other women's semi-final, Lambert beat Josée Grand'Maître, 15-7, 15-4.

On the men's side, top seed Vincent Gagnon made it to the final after beating Nathanial Husulak, 15-8, 15-5.

Gagnon's opponent on Sunday will be second seed, Kris Odegard, as he defeated Tim Landeryou, 15-11, 15-7, in what was a battle of doubles team-mates from the Pan American Games last year in Guadalajara, where they came home with bronze medals.

Results from this weekend will be combined with results from Oakville 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.

The tournament schedule and results are available on line through the Racquetball Canada website.

Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event
Regina, Saskatchewan

Men's Open


Vincent Gagnon d. Nathaniel Husulak, 15-8, 15-5
Kris Odegard d. Tim Landeryou, 15-11, 15-7


Vincent Gagnon v. Kris Odegard

Quarter finals

Vincent Gagnon d. Francis Guillemette, 15-3, 15-3 

Nathaniel Husulak d. James Landeryou, 15-4, 14-16, 11-6
Tim Landeryou d. Eric Desrochers, 15-7, 15-6
Kris Odegard d. Corey Osborne, 15-3, 15-1

Women's Open


Jennifer Saunders d. Brandi Jacobson Prentice, 15-10, 15-7
Frédérique Lambert d. Josée Grand'Maître, 15-7, 15-4


Jennifer Saunders vs. Frédérique Lambert

Follow the bouncing ball....

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