Green takes first racquetball selection event

Mike Green of Burlington claimed the Men’s Open division at the Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event in Oakville on Sunday (Nov. 27). Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg won the women’s division.

Green defeated No. 2 seed Vincent Gagon of Montreal in two straight games, 15-8, 15-0, in what was a rematch of the 2011 Canadian National Championship, which Green also won.

Saunders needed a tie-breaker to win her final, as No. 2 seed Frédérique Lambert (Montreal) won the first game of their match. But Saunders recovered to take game two and force a tie-breaker. She won that with two flat roll out shots, winning 12-15, 15-8, 11-7.

Results from this weekend will be combined with results from the National Team Selection Event in February 2012 in Regina and the Canadian National Championships next May in Brossard, Que. to select the players who will represent Canada at the 2012 World Racquetball Championships in Bolivia next August.