Canada Ready for Elimination Round at 2016 World Racquetball Championships

Canada Ready for Elimination Round at 2016 World Racquetball Championships

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Canada Ready for Elimination Round at 2016 World Racquetball Championships

Racquetball Canada – Winnipeg, July 18, 2016 – With the completion of round robin play, Team Canada is ready to move onto the elimination round at the 2016 World Racquetball Championships being held in Cali, Colombia from July 16 to 23.

In Women’s Doubles, the team of Frédérique Lambert of Montreal and Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg finished first in their pool and will go into the elimination round seeded 3rd.The team has a bye in the round of 16 and will advance directly to the quarterfinals.

In Men’s Doubles, Mike Green of Hamilton and Tim Landeryou of Calgary finished second in their pool after a tough loss to the team from Colombia in round robin play. As a result they are seeded 5th and play Tuesday in the round of 16.

In Men’s Singles, Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau won his pool and goes into the elimination round seeded 6th.  Pedro Castro of Brossard finished in third place in his pool and is seeded 26th in the elimination round.

In Women’s Singles, both Michèle Morissette of Baie-Comeau and Christine Richardson of Regina finished in second place in their respective pools. Richardson goes into the elimination round seeded 9th and Morissette is seeded 11th.

Draws and results are available on the International Racquetball Federation website at: http://www.amafraweb.com.ar/world2016/

Games will be live streamed at:  http://www.bit.ly/irfworlds

Updates will be posted on the Racquetball Canada Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/racquetballcanada

Racquetball Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of Racquetball in Canada. Along with the support of the Government of Canada and many valued partners, Racquetball Canada develops competitive national teams and oversees programs that grow the sport of racquetball in Canada. For more information visit our website at www.racquetball.ca.

Team Canada Round Robin Results: July 16 – 18

Men’s Singles

Samuel Murray (Baie-Comeau, QC) defeated Daeyong Kwon (KOR), 15-8, 13-15, 11-2;

Javier Mar (MEX) defeated Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC), 15-1, 15-12;

Murray defeated Raul Banegas (HON), 13-15, 15-8, 11-1;

Castro defeated Francisco Troncoso (CHI), 15-11, 15-12;

Murray defeated Jose Daniel Ugalde (ECU), 15-5, 15-2;

Edwin Galicia (GUA) defeated Castro, 15-13, 15-11.

Women’s Singles

Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) defeated Ivonne Carpio (ECU), 15-9, 15-12;

Veronica Sotomayor (ECU) defeated Christine Richardson (Regina, SK), 15-1, 15-5;

Morissette defeated Majella Maverty (IRE), 15-7, 15-14;

Richardson defeated Donna Ryder (IRE), 15-5, 15-2;

Maria José Vargas (ARG) defeated Morissette, 15-1, 15-9;

Richardson defeated Cecilia Cerquetti (ARG), 15-10, 15-7.

Men’s Doubles

Alejandro Herrera / Sebastian Franco (COL) defeated Mike Green (Hamilton, ON) / Tim Landeryou (Calgary, AB), 10-15, 15-3, 11-2;

Green / Landeryou defeated Alok Mehta / Thirumurugan Thiyagarajan (IND), 15-0, 15-2;

Green / Landeryou defeated Luis Perez / Ramon De Leon (DOM), 15-12, 15-14.

Women’s Doubles

Frédérique Lambert (Montréal, QC) / Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB) defeated Jenny Daza / Adriana Riveros (BOL), 15-11, 15-3;

Lambert / Saunders defeated Cristina Amaya / Carolina Gomez (COL), 15-3, 15-7.

Team Canada Matches  – July 19 (Central Time)

Men’s Singles

(6) Samuel Murray (Baie-Comeau, QC) vs (27) Juan Jose Salvatierra (GUA), 14:00h

(26) Pedro Castro (Brossard, QC) vs (7) Roland Keller (BOL), 13:00h

Women’s Singles

(9) Christine Richardson (Regina, SK) vs (24) Merynayelly Delgado Arujo (DOM), 11:00h

(11) Michèle Morissette (Baie-Comeau, QC) vs (22) Jun Eun Ane (KOR), 12:00h

Men’s Doubles

(5) Mike Green (Hamilton, ON) / Tim Landeryou (Calgary, AB) vs (12) Fernando Kurzbard / Franco Capandegul (ARG), 15:00h

Women’s Doubles

(3) Frédérique Lambert (Montréal, QC) / Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg, MB) – bye

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