Christopher Simnett: Day 1 Results from U12 Nationals

Written by: Christopher Simnett

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***Chris grew up playing tennis in B.C. and was ranked as high as No. 2 provincially in the U12 and U16 divisions. He played in two junior national championships in the 80s. Now 39 years old, he is the “community champion” for the Tennis Canada Building Tennis Communities strategy in Airdrie, AB, where he lives with his wife and eight-year-old son. Chris spent 15 years as a journalist writing about sports for newspapers in B.C. and Alberta. He now works in public relations in Calgary. To learn more about Chris and his blog, please visit www.alltennis.ca***

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The round-robin portion of the Under-12 nationals got underway on Monday at the Tennis Academy in Calgary.

Here are the results from day 1 action:

Boys

Flight 1

Kamen Damov (QC) def. Ryan Loke (AB) 6-1, 6-0

Flight 2

Denis Shapalov (ON) def. Isaac Davies (BC) 6-1, 6-2

Simon Stoula (ON) def. Hielke Moore (NB) 6-0, 6-2

Flight 3

Jack Mingjie Lin (ON) def. Kiran Phaterpekar (BC) 6-3, 6-0

Danny Wu (AB) def. Matush Polakovic (AB) 6-1, 6-1

Flight 4

Felix Auger-Aliassime (QC) def. Loic Rahier (ON) 6-0, 6-0

Sash Stolba (BC) def. Jose Lopez-Peterson (AB) 6-1, 6-0

Flight 5

Dan Martin (QC) def. Andres Barrero (AB) 6-1, 6-2

Tyler O’Meara (ON) def. Nazar Achour (QC) 6-1, 6-3

Flight 6

Nicaise Muamba (QC) def. Daniel Fainblum (ON) 6-4, 6-4

Larry Zhao (BC) def. Michael Anthony Tummillo (QC) 6-0, 6-1

Flight 7

Aleksandar Petrovic (ON) def. Daniel Wolfman (AB) 6-1, 6-0

Jack Davis (BC) def. Nicholas Bendzsa (NL) 6-1, 6-3

Flight 8

Ivan Mitric (ON) def. Cedric Rupa (NB) 6-0, 6-0

Gabriel Champoux (QC) def. Maximillian Szczypien (AB) 6-1, 6-2

Girls

Flight 1

Anca Craciun (ON) def. Betina Stanescu (QC) 6-1, 6-2

Katherine Sebov (ON) def. Betina Stanescu (QC) 6-0, 6-0

Fight 2

Brindtha Ramasamy (ON) def. Noemie Lapointe (QC) 6-1, 6-0

Natasha Irani (ON) def. Noemie Lapointe (QC) 6-1, 6-0

Flight 3

Kirsten Prelle (AB) def. Maya Dukaric (AB) 6-1, 6-1

Mikayla Fan (BC) def. Andreea Craciun (BC) 6-0, 6-3

Kirsten Prelle (AB) def. Mikayla Fan (BC) 6-1, 6-1

Andreea Craciun (BC) def. Maya Dukaric (AB) 6-3, 6-3

Flight 4

Alexandra Walker (BC) def. Annika Wiebe (PEI) 6-1, 6-2

Vanessa Wong (ON) def. Annika Wiebe (PEI) 6-0, 6-0

Flight 5

Sofija Zecevic (ON) def. Jessie Gong (BC) 6-1, 6-1

Ines Milosevic (ON) def. Ashleigh Jacobs (AB) 6-4, 7-6(4)

Sofija Zecevic (ON) def. Ines Milosevic (ON) 6-1, 7-5

Ashleigh Jacobs (AB) def. Jessie Gong (BC) 6-4, 7-6(4)

Flight 6

Tamara Racine-Beauchamp (QC) def. Kiko Cunningham (AB) 6-2, 6-0

Nina Erdevicki (BC) def. Emilie Corbett (QC) 6-3, 6-2

Nina Erdevicki (BC) def. Tamara Racine-Beauchamp (QC) 6-3, 6-0

Emilie Corbett (QC) def. Kiko Cunningham (AB) 6-2, 6-2

Flight 7

Tereza Simonova (AB) def. Camille Godin (QC) 7-6(5), 6-3

Darya Maltseva (ON) def. Simona Agapi (QC) 7-6(2), 6-0

Simona Agapi (QC) def. Tereza Simonova (AB) 6-1, 6-2

Darya Maltseva (ON) def. Camille Godin (QC) 6-1, 6-0

Flight 8

Amy Wagowsky (ON) def. Mia Edger-Lacoursiere (QC) 6-0, 6-1

Anne-Sophie Hetu (QC) def. Marina Culo (AB), 6-0, 6-0

Amy Wagowsky (ON) def. Marina Culo (AB) 6-0, 6-1

Anne-Sophie Hetu (QC) def. Mia Edger-Lacoursiere (QC) 6-3, 6-1

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