Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Green & Lambert win Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event in Winnipeg

Mike Green and Frédérique Lambert won the Men's and Women's finals, respectively, of the Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event in Winnipeg on Sunday. Green - the reigning Canadian National Men's Champion - defeated 2nd seed Vincent Gagnon in the Men's final, 15-10, 15-12, while Lambert upset #1 seed and current National Women's Champion Jennifer Saunders in the women's final, 13-15, 15-6, 11-8.

In the men's semi-finals, Green defeated Coby Iwaasa, 15-6, 15-9, and Gagnon needed a tie-breaker to defeat Samuel Murray, 7-15, 15-11, 11-5.

Saunders beat Michèle Morissette, 15-3, 15-4, in one of the women's semi-finals, while Lambert defeated veteran Josée Grand'Maître, 15-12, 15-9, in the other.

The big upsets of the event occurred in the quarter finals. On the men's side, Murray, the 6th seed, beat 3rd seed Tim Landeryou, 9-15, 15-12, 11-9, while on the women's side Morissette, the 5th seed, defeated 4th seed Christine Richardson, 15-13, 8-15, 11-9.

This was the first Selection Event of the season, and the results from this event will be combined with the second Selection Event to be held in Brossard, Que. in January and the National Championships in May to determine the players who will represent Canada at the 2014 World Championships, which will be held in Burlington, Ont. next June.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Men's Open


Mike Green d. Vincent Gagnon, 15-10, 15-12

3rd Place

Coby Iwaasa d. Samuel Murray, 15-10, 15-8

5th Place

Tim Landeryou d. Nathaniel Husulak, 15-9, 15-11

7th Place

Lee Connell d. Eric Desrochers, injury default

9th Place

Kurtis Cullen d. Joshua Keil, 15-1, 15-6

Women's Open

Final - Sunday

Frédérique Lambert d. Jennifer Saunders, 13-15, 15-6, 11-8

3rd Place

Josée Grand'Maître d. Michèle Morissette, 15-4, 15-1

5th Place

Christine Richardson d. Nadia Verilli, 15-4, 15-1

7th Place

Brigitte Richard d. Alexis Iwaasa, 15-7, 15-10

Follow the bouncing ball….

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