Written by: Christopher Simnett
***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***
Ontario’s Alejandro Tabilo won the U14 boys’ title at the Rogers Jr. Nationals at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, B.C. with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Alberta’s Harrison Scott on Sunday.
Victor Krustev of Ontario won the Flight 2 title, defeating Charles Cyrenne of Quebec 7-6(5), 6-2 while Adrian Mag of Ontario defeated B.C.’s Felix Fan 6-4, 6-2 for top honours in Flight 3.
Flight 4 saw Mathieu Brisson of Quebec defeat B.C.’s Max Korkh 6-2, 6-3 in the final while in Flight 5, Jet Bent-Lee of Ontario defeated Alberta’s Jackson Koke 6-1, 6-3 to claim top spot.