Kitchener, Ontario – Mike Green of Burlington, Ont. and Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg – the top seeds – won the Men’s and Women’s finals, respectively, of the Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event at the YMCA in Kitchener, Ont., and got the first advantage in qualifying for the racquetball team that will play at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto next July.
Green defeated Vincent Gagnon of Montreal in the Men’s final, 15-13, 15-1. But it looked like it might be the other way early in game one, as Gagnon jumped to a 6-0 lead. But Green fought back and tied the game at six. They were also tied 11-11 before Green finished it off. In game two, Green grabbed a 6-0 lead, and Gagnon didn’t have a response.
Saunders beat Christine Richardson of Regina, 15-9, 15-4, in the Women’s final.
This is the first qualifying event for Canada’s racquetball players to qualify for spots on the National Team that will represent Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto next July.