Friday, May 27, 2016

No upsets in semi-finals at Racquetball Canada Nationals

Mike Green, the #1 seed in Men's Open, has a chance to tie the career record for most titles Saturday at the Canadian Racquetball Championships in Burlington, Ontario, as he currently has 9 titles, which is 2nd to Sherman Greenfeld's 10. A win on Saturday against 2nd seed Tim Landeryou will bring Green into a tie with Greenfeld.

In Friday's semi-finals, Green defeated James Landeryou, Tim's younger brother, 15-8, 15-4. They were close in game one, and tied at 8-8, but from there Green outscored Landeryou 22 to 4. Green ended the match with four drive serves: a service winner to the left side and then three aces to the right side.

Tim Landeryou was tested more seriously in his semi, which he won against Nicolas Bousquet, 15-8, 15-10. Bousquet had the early lead in game one at 3-0, but after Landeryou tied him at 3-3, Landeryou pushed on to lead 7-3, and never trailed after that in game one.

In game two, Landeryou had the early lead at 4-1, but Bousquet put together six straight points to lead 7-4. But Landeryou went on a streak of his own, and got six straight points to lead 10-7, Bousquet responded by drawing within one at 10-9, but he couldn't get tie it, as Landeryou pushed on to win the match in two straight games. The winning point came as Bousquet skipped a serve return from a Z serve to the left side - Bousquet's backhand.

In Women's Open, Jennifer Saunders defeated Murielle Boivin, 15-4, 15-0, on Friday, and will play Michèle Morissette for the title Saturday, while Danielle Drury and Alexis Iwaasa will play for 3rd place.

Racquetball Canada is live streaming some of the matches via their Facebook page.

The singles competition concludes Saturday. These championships are the last opportunity for players to earn points that will get them spots on the Canadian National Team that will compete at the 2016 World Championships in Cali, Colombia in July.

2016 Racquetball Canada National Championships
May 23-28, Burlington, Ontario

Men's Open


1) Mike Green d. 5) James Landeryou, 15-8, 15-4
2) Tim Landeryou d. 6) Nicolas Bousquet, 15-8, 15-10


1) Mike Green v. 2) Tim Landeryou - 2 PM

3rd place

5) James Landeryou v. 6) Nicolas Bousquet - Noon

Women's Open

Group 1

Jennifer Saunders d. Murielle Boivin, 15-4, 15-0

Group 2

Michèle Morissette d. Valerie Fallu, injury forfeit

1st Place

Jennifer Saunders v. Michèle Morissette - 1 PM

3rd Place

Danielle Drury v. Alexis Iwaasa - Noon

Follow the bouncing ball….

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