Sunday, April 29, 2012

Iwaasa & Morissette are 2012 Canadian Junior Racquetball Champions

Coby Iwaasa and Michèle Morissette proved themselves to be the best junior racquetball players in Canada on Saturday at the 2012 Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships in Winnipeg, as they won their respective U18 finals as well as the U16 finals.

Iwaasa - the 15th ranked male player in Canada - defeated Sami Harb in the Boys U16 final, 15-11, 15-9.  He then beat Ashton Duda in the Boys U18 final, 15-5, 15-3.

The Boys U18 doubles title went to Samuel Murray and Sébastien Juteau, who defeated Anthony Schonberger and Mitch Brayley, 15-6, 15-10, in the final.

Morissette won Girls U16 with a 15-7, 15-6, victory over Danielle Drury, and took Girls U18 by defeating Brittany Nelson, 15-0, 12-15, 11-4. Nelson did win U18 Girls doubles with Lindsay Swaine, as they beat Zoe Hanson & Teighan Fleming, 15-2, 15-12.

Both Iwaasa and Morissette were competing in their first years of eligibility in U16, so they both have three years of junior eligibility remaining.

Iwaasa and Morissette as well as the other finalists in the U14, U16 and U18 divisions qualified for the Canadian Junior National Racquetball Team that will compete at the 2012 World Junior Racquetball Championships in Los Angeles in November.

2012 Canadian Racquetball Championships - Winnipeg
Results Summary 

Boys Singles Finals

U18 - Coby Iwaasa d. Ashton Duda, 15-5, 15-3
U16 - Coby Iwaasa d. Sami Harb, 15-11, 15-9
U14 - John De Michele d. Trevor Webb, 15-5, 15-3

Boys Doubles Finals

U18 - Samuel Murray & Sébastien Juteau  d. Anthony Schonberger & Mitch Brayley, 15-6, 15-10
U16 - Michael Leduc & Nicolas Bousquet d. Jacob Lickers & Sami Harb, 15-7, 15-7
U14 - Nadav Dinur & Trevor Webb d. Connor Madill & Graham Frattinger, 15-10, 15-10

Girls Singles Finals 

U18 - Michèle Morissette d. Brittany Nelson, 15-0, 12-15, 11-4
U16 - Michèle Morissette d. Danielle Drury, 15-7, 15-6
U14 - Alexis Iwaasa d. Callie Drury, 15-9, 15-17, 11-5

Girls Doubles Finals 

U18 - Brittany Nelson & Lindsay Swaine  d. Zoe Hanson & Teighan Fleming, 15-2, 15-12
U16 - Alexandra Murray & Milana Paddock d. Josephine Choi & Jewel Sauvé, 15-7, 6-15, 11-7
U14 - Josephine Choi & Jewel Sauvé d. Spencer Kushnir & Tate Kushnir,  15-6, 15-1

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