Green takes first event for Team Canada selection

Racquetball5Winnipeg – Mike Green of Burlington, Ont. and Frédérique Lambert of Montreal won the Men’s and Women’s finals, respectively, of the Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event in Winnipeg on Sunday (Dec. 1).

Green – the reigning National Men’s Champion – defeated second seed Vincent Gagnon of Montreal in the men’s final, 15-10, 15-12, while Lambert upset No. 1 seed and current National Women’s Champion Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg in the women’s final, 13-15, 15-6, 11-8.

This was the first Selection Event of the season, and the results from this event will be combined with the second Selection Event to be held in Brossard, Que. in January and the National Championships in May to determine the players who will represent Canada at the 2014 World Championships, which will be held in Burlington next June.

Eric Desrochers of Ancaster, Ont., lost out in the seventh place event when he had to default because of injury