Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Doubles Champions guaranteed at the Canadian Racquetball Championships

There will be new Canadian doubles champions crowned Tuesday at the 2015 Canadian National Racquetball Championships in Burnaby, B.C. That was guaranteed on the women's side, as half of the defending Women's Doubles Champions are not in Burnaby, because Josée Grand'Maître is absent, so Jennifer Saunders is playing with Danielle Drury.

However on Monday on the men's side, the 2014 champions Vincent Gagnon and Samuel Murray lost to 2013 champions Mike Green and Coby Iwaasa, 15-9, 9-15, 11-4. They'll now play the 6th seeds Nicolas Bousquet and Tommy Murray, who knocked off last year's runners-up Pedro Castro and Tim Landeryou, 10-15, 15-13, 12-10.

On the women's side, Drury and Saunders are on track to win the title, as they defeated Frédérique Lambert and Michèle Morissette, 15-8, 2-15, 11-8. Drury and Saunders will play last year's runners-up Brigitte Richard and Christine Richardson. Both Drury and Saunders and Richard and Richardson are undefeated so far at the Nationals, as the championships are known. Thus, the winner of their head to head match up will likely be the new Women's Doubles Champions.

The Nationals began Sunday with the doubles competition, which ends Tuesday. Singles competitions begin on Wednesday. The Nationals is the last opportunity for players to earn points that will get them spots on the Canadian National Team that will compete at the 2015 Pan American Games this July in Toronto.

2015 Racquetball Canada National Championships
May 17-23, Burnaby, B.C.

Men's Open Doubles


Mike Green & Coby Iwaasa d. Vincent Gagnon & Samuel Murray, 15-9, 9-15, 11-4
Nicolas Bousquet & Tommy Murray d. Pedro Castro & Tim Landeryou, 10-15, 15-13, 12-10


Mike Green & Coby Iwaasa v. Nicolas Bousquet & Tommy Murray

Women's Open Doubles - Round Robin

Round 1

Danielle Drury & Jennifer Saunders d. Joanne Ditommaso & Valerie Fallu, 15-1, 15-6
Frederique Lambert & Michele Morissette d. Alexis Iwaasa & McKenzie Brayley, 15-4, 15-13

Round 2

Danielle Drury & Jennifer Saunders & Frederique Lambert & Michele Morissette, 15-8, 2-15, 11-8
Brigitte Richard & Christine Richardson d. Alexis Iwaasa & McKenzie Brayley, 15-1, 15-3

Round 3

Danielle Drury & Jennifer Saunders d. Alexis Iwaasa & McKenzie Brayley, 15-9, 15-2
Brigitte Richard & Christine Richardson d. Joanne Ditommaso & Valerie Fallu, 15-6, 15-1

Follow the bouncing ball….

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