This year’s Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships are down the semi-finals in Grande Prairie, Alberta
Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge, Alta. won again Wednesday (April 23) at the 2014 Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships in Grande Prairie, Alta., where he’s in pursuit of a third straight Boy’s Under-18 title. However, he was again down in the second game of his match, as Sami Harb of Burlington, Ont. led 13-7.
But Iwaasa held Harb at 13 and came back to win in two straight games, 15-0, 15-13.
That means Harb will meet Nicolas Bousquet of Montreal in one semi-final and Iwaasa will play Michael Leduc of Valleyfield, Que., in the other semi.
In Boys’ Singles 16U, Stoney Creek’s Beau Doricki was eliminated by Graham Frattinger (Martensville, Sask.) on Pool B action, 15-1, 15-7.
In Girls’ U18, Michele Morissette of Baie Comeau, Que. the defending champion and 4th ranked woman in Canada – defeated Milana Paddock of Brandon, Man., 15-1, 15-0, and McKenzie Brayley of Calgary beat Callie Hunter of Burlington, Ont., 15-8, 15-9.
Burlington’s Annie Fischer advanced to the semi-finals in the Girl’s Singles 14U B division after beating Grace Killins (Coquitlam, B.C.), 15-2, 15-0. She will play Cassie Prentice (Macrorie, Sask.).
Players are competing for national junior championships as well as spots on the Canadian Junior National Team that will compete at the 2014 World Junior Racquetball Championships in Cali, Colombia in October. Players in the boys and girls 14U and under, 16U, and 18U divisions can qualify for the team by being one of the two finalists in their division.
The 2014 Junior National Racquetball Championships continue through Saturday at the Eastlink Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta.