Ontario crowns racquetball champions

Racquetball Ontario recently held its provincial championships at Burlington’s Cedar Springs Health, Racquet and Sportsclub. It marked the first time that Racquetball Ontario has combined the senior and junior provincial championships.

Competitions were held in singles, doubles and mixed divisions.

In the Men’s Open Singles, Corey Osborne (Penetanguishene) defeated Eric Desrochers (Ancaster) while the Women’s Open Singles title was taken by Tanya Hodgin (Barrie) who defeated Brittany Nelson (Windsor).

Men’s Open Doubles crown went to Mike Green (Burlington) and Osborne as they downed Desrochers and Darryl Chalmers (Toronto)

Burlington’s Annie Fisher lost the Girls’ 16 and Under Singles division to Kira Brereton of Mississauga. The Girl’s 18 and Under Singles event was won by Brittany Nelson (Windsor) who beat Lindsay Swaine (Etobicoke).

Other results included:

Boy’s 14 and Under Singles: John DeMichele (Mississauga) defeated Trevor Webb (Cambridge).

Boy’s 16 and Under Singles: Jacob Lickers (Brantford) defeated Adam Hyslop (LaSalle).

Boy’s 18 and Under Singles: Sami Harb (Burlington) defeated Matthew Swaine (Etobicoke).

Men’s A Singles: Chandon Yu (Brampton) defeated Matt Bayley (Kingsville).

Men’s B Singles: Graeme Cruickshanks (Windsor) defeated Rick Vandermolen (Hamilton).

Men’s C Singles: Kaleb Osborne (Penetanguishene) defeated Alex Pler (Toronto).

Men’s 50+ Singles: Dino Marchiori (Oakville) defeated Tony D’Angelo (Brampton).

Women’s A/B Singles: Annie Fisher (Burlington) defeated Callie Hunter (Burlington).

Women’s 50+ Singles: Sue Philips (Whitevale) defeated Nancy Macdonald (Owen Sound).

Men’s A Doubles: Rob DiMichele and Steve Mangaro (both Brampton) defeated Paul Bateman and Terry Nelson (Leamington/Windsor)

Men’s B/C Doubles: Bob Kahle and Doug Collins (both Barrie) defeated D’Angelo and Vic Gorys (both Brampton)

Mixed A Doubles: Matt Bayley and Nicola Klassen (Kingsville/Leamington) defeated Cathy Haynes and Jeff Senior (Kitchener/Ayr)

Results of all divisions can be found at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=9525

The 2012 Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships will be held April 23-28 in Winnipeg. More details can be found at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=8902

The 2012 Canadian Senior Racquetball Championships will be held May 21-26 in Brossard, Quebec and more details are available at http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=9099