Monday, October 22, 2018

Weekend Round Up - Drury wins in Calgary

Danielle Drury won the Women’s Open division at the Canadian Open on Sunday, as she came out on top of a five player round robin by defeating Alexis Iwaasa in the final match, 15-3, 15-6. Iwaasa finished 2nd with veteran Linda Ellerington 3rd.

In the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) singles consolation division, Alejandro Cardona defeated Jaime Martell in the final. In the semi-finals, Cardona beat Mitch Brayley, 15-5, 15-1, and Martell eked out a win over Jake Bredenbeck, 15-14, 15-13.

Shout out! A shout out to the Provo Open in Provo, Utah, not because there were big name players in action. But rather because 17 women participated out 53 players. That’s 32.1%, which is a lot more than we see at most racquetball tournaments. We could tell you who won in Provo, but the point is the group participation, not any individual players.

We’d like to see more women participating in tournaments. Too many tournaments in both the USA and Canada have only a few women - if any - participating. A lack of women players can be seen from juniors through to adults, and has impacted their respective national teams.

However, women’s racquetball will the focus this weekend when the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) congregates in Boston for the LPRT Boston Open beginning October 26.

2018 WRT Canadian Open, October 19-21
Calgary, Alberta

Women’s Singles

1) Danielle Drury - 4-0
2) Alexis Iwaasa - 3-1
3) Linda Ellerington - 2-2
4) Erin Geeraert - 1-3
5) Cassie Prentice - 0-4

Men’s Singles - WRT Consolation Final

Alejandro Cardona d. Jaime Martell

Men’s Singles - WRT Consolation Semi-finals

Alejandro Cardona d. Mitch Brayley, 15-5, 15-1
Jaime Martell d. Jake Bredenbeck, 15-14, 15-13

Follow the bouncing ball….

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