Fisher, Harb double winners in racquetball


2013jrnatsblack_1526_largeBurlington’s Annie Fisher, competing in two age groups, picked up a pair of victories in opening round pool play at the 2013 Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships currently underway in her home city. Players are vying for national junior championships as well as spots on the Canadian Junior National Team that will compete at this year’s World Junior Racquetball Championships in Sucre, Bolivia in October.

Players in the boys and girls 14 and Under, 16 and Under and 18 and Under divisions can qualify for the team by being one of the two finalists in their division.

Fisher defeated Grace Killins of Coquitlam, B.C., 15- 3, 15-0, in Pool 1 of the Girls Singles 14 and Under division and followed up with a 15-8, 15-10 decision over Josephine Choi, also of Coquitlam, in Pool 2 of the Girls Singles 16 and Under division.

Also a double winner was Burlington’s Sami Harb in the Boy’s Singles 18 and Under. He was a 15-0, 15-3 victor over Nathan Gerhard of Narol, Manitoba and then defeated Anthony Schonberger of New Westminster, 16-14, 15-6.

Not so fortunate were two Stoney Creek entrants. Chris Thompson lost to Connor Madill of Brandon, Man., in the Boys’ Singles 14 and Under division, 15-0, 15-1 and Beau Doricki fell to Ian Frattinger of Martensville, Sask., 15-6, 15-3, in the same group.

In Girl’s Singles 16 and Under pool play, Burlington’s Callie Hunter lost 15-10, 15-2, to McKenzie Brayley of Calgary. Hunter than dropped a 15-5, 15-0 match to Alexis Iwaasa in Girl’s Singles 18 and Under action.