Fisher, Doricki chase junior racquetball honours

Racquetball5Salabery-de-Valleyfield, Que. – Play is well underway at the Racquetball Canada Junior Canadian Championships being held in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que. The tournament began April 22 and will conclude on April 25.

In the Girls U18 Singles Division, Quebec’s Michèle Morissette and Saskatchewan’s Danielle Drury are in first and second place in the round robin playoffs respectively. Both athletes are undefeated, with only one point difference in their win/loss point total.

In the Boys U18 Singles Division, Coby Iwaasa of Alberta, Nicolas Bousquet of Quebec, Tanner Prentice of Saskatchewan and Matthew Swain of Ontario qualified for the playoffs. Iwaasa and Bousquet of Quebec won their first playoff matches Thursday (April 23), both in two games.

Alexis Iwaasa of Alberta and Annie Fisher of Burlington, Ont., both won their Thursday’s playoff matches in the Girls U16 Singles Division. Fisher was challenged by Alexandra Murray of Manitoba with the match going to a tie breaker, but was able to win the breaker, 11 – 8.

In the Boys U16 boys Singles Division Trevor Web of Ontario and Graham Frattinger of Saskatchewan finished on top of their pools. They have advanced to the playoffs, along with Stoney Creek, Ont.’s Beau Doricki and Quebec’s Simon Comeau.

One match was played Thursday in the Girls U14 Singles Division playoffs with Juliette Parent of Quebec defeating fellow teammate Camila Wilscam.

In the Boys U14 Singles Division, Ian Frattinger of Saskatchewan, Remi Fournier of Manitoba, Sean Sauve and Nathan Jauvin of Quebec qualified for the playoffs in matches played Wednesday. In Thursday’s playoff matches, Frattinger defeated Fournier and Sauve defeated Jauvin, both in two games.

In the Boys U12 Singles Division, Kody Boudreau and Nathan Jauvin, both of Quebec, Naman Gauri of Lethbridge and Simon Pocsai of Ontario all qualified for the playoffs.

In the Boys U8 Singles Division, Raphael Demers of Quebec is in first place and Kevin Lee of British Columbia is in second place in round robin playoffs.

Lee and Demers are also playing in the Girls/Boys U8 Multi-bounce Division and have advanced to the quarterfinals along with Nathan Potvin and William Frechette, both of Quebec.

Michèle Morissette (Que) and Danielle Drury (Sask) have teamed up in the Girls U18 Doubles and sit on top of their pool as do partners Alexis Iwaasa and McKenzie Brayley of Alberta.

In the Boys U18 Doubles Graham Frattinger and Tanner Prentice of Saskatchewan lead the standings in round playoffs, winning all three matches played so far. Coby Iwaasa of Alberta and Nicholas Bouquet are in second place after playing two matches.

Quebec’s Sean Sauve and Simon Comeau are on top of the leader board in the Boys U16 Doubles playoffs with Doricki and Ian Frattinger of Saskatchewan in second place.

Only two matches have been played so far In the Boys U14 Doubles event. The teams of Anthony Frechette and Nathan Jauvin of Quebec and Kyle Dick and Simon Poscai of Ontario won their Thursday matches.

Wednesday, April 22

Boys U16 Doubles (Round Robin Playoff)

Sean Sauve (L’assomption, QC)/Simon Comeau (Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, QC) defeated Jacob Mack/Remy Fournier (Winnipeg, MB), 15-9, 15-8;

Beau Doricki (Stoney Creek, ON)/Ian Frattinger (Martensville, SK) defeated Mark Nelson (Tecumseh, ON)/Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON), 1-15, 15-7, 11-6.

Thursday, April 23

Girls U16 Singles (Round Robin Playoffs)

Annie Fisher (Burlington, ON) defeated Alexandra Murray (Brandon, MB), 9-15, 15-6, 11-8.

Boys U16 Singles (Qualifiers)

Beau Doricki (Stoney Creek, ON) defeated Mark Nelson (Tecumseh, ON), 15-6, 15-4); Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON) defeated Doricki, 15-0, 15-4.

Girls U18 Doubles (Round Robin Qualifier)

Juliette Parent/Marjolaine Parent (St-Jacques De Montcalm, QC) defeated Fisher (Burlington, ON)/Cassie Prentice (Macrorie, Sk), 15-9, 15-9.

Boys U16 Doubles (Round Robin Playoff)

Sean Sauve (L’assomption, QC)/Simon Comeau (Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostia, QC) defeated Doricki (Stoney Creek, ON)/Ian Frattinger (Martensville, SK), 12-15, 15-7. 11-4.

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