February 6, 2023
WINNIPEG – Michèle Morissette of Baie-Comeau and Samuel Murray of Saint-Hubert finished on top of the podium at the Winter National Team Selection Event held this past weekend in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Morissette placed first in the Women’s Open Singles event and Murray won the Men’s Open Singles event.
Morissette faced Danielle Ramsay of Saskatoon in Saturday’s final, winning 11-6, 8-11,11-7, 11-7. Juliette Parent of St. Jacques finished in third place, defeating Christine Keay of New Westminster 8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-2.
In the Men’s Open Singles final, Sam Murray defeated Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge in a tight match that went to a tie breaker. Murray and Iwaasa battled it out throughout the first four games of the match, with Murray getting the win, finishing with scores of 10-12, 11-4, 12-14, 11-7, 11-9. Trevor Webb of Cambridge faced Lee Connell of Saskatoon in the third place match winning 11-6, 11-4, 11-7.
The results from the weekend’s tournament impact the selection for the Pan Am Championships being held in Guatemala City from March 31 to April 8. The results will also count towards the selection of the team that will represent Canada at the 2023 Santiago Pan Am Games. The Pan Am Championship team will be announced in the next few weeks.
Racquetball Canada wishes to thank the Tournament Hosts and all the sponsors, including the support received from the Government of Canada and Gearbox Racquetball.
Recorded matches can be viewed on the Alberta Racquetball Association Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/ABracquetball
Draws and results: www.trackie.com/online-registration/entry-list/matches/484898/
Women’s Open Singles
- Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC)
- Danielle Ramsay (Saskatoon, SK)
- Juliette Parent (St. Jacques, QC)
- Christine Keay (New Westminster, BC)
- Marjolaine Parent (St. Jacques, QC)
- Cassie Prentice (Saskatoon, SK)
- Ofelia Wilscam (Repentigny, QC)
Men’s Open Singles
- Samuel Murray (Saint-Hubert, QC)
- Coby Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB)
- Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON)
- Lee Connell (Saskatoon, SK)
- Kurtis Cullen (Brandon, MB)
- Tanner Prentice (Macrorie, SK)
- Nathan Jauvin (Terrebonne, QC)
- Mitch Brayley (Calgary, AB)
- Naman Gauri (Lethbridge, AB)
- David Serra (Abbotsford, BC)
- Christian Pocsai (New Hamburg, ON)
- Jeff Buller (Grande Prairie, AB)