U12 Adventures in Italy

Last week we introduced  our readers to Canada’s two new tennis ambassadors: Viktoriya Tabunshchyk and Maria Tanasescu. Viktoriya and Maria are currently competing in Italy together with three other U12 players under the guidance of Tennis Canada Coach Sebastian Scutaru.

While we are waiting for some exciting updates from the girls, here are the results from the first few days of the tournament in Padova:

Day One:

Brindtha Ramasamy vs Valentina Urelli Rinaldi (Ita) – 6-4, 7-5

Viktoriya Tabynshchyk vs. Gaia Bandini (Ita) 6-4, 6-7 (5) 2-6

Daniel Fainblum vs. Giuseppe La Vela (Ita) 6-3 6-1

Day Two:

Nicaise Muamba vs. Giovanni Solarino (Ita) 6-0, 6-1

Maria Tanasescu vs Chiara Fermi (Ita) 6-1,6-1

Victoryia Tabunshchyk/Daniela Kovacevic vs. Giulia Peoni/Alessia Truden 2-6, 6-7 (5)

Nicaise Muamba/Daniel Fainblum vs. Marco Navarra/Riccardo Perin 1-6, 7-6(7),10-4

Maria Tanasescu/Brindtha Ramasamy vs. Sara Semeraro/Valentina Urelli Rinaldi 6-4, 7-5

Day Three:

Maria Tanasescu vs Simona Waltert (Sui) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Nicaise Muamba vs Antonio Ruocco (Ita) 6-0, 6-0

Daniel Fainblum vs Karlo Suevich (Cro) 1-6, 1-6

Brindtha Ramasamy vs Maria Budin (Gbr) 6-3,6-2

Maria Tanasescu/Brindtha Ramasamy vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto/Costanza Traversi 6-0, 7-6 (4)

Nicaise Muamba/Daniel Fainblum vs. Alessio De Bernardis/Antonio Ruocco 6-4,6-7(5),10-6

Day Four:

Nicaise Muamba vs. Tibo Colson (Bel) 6-1, 6-3

Brindtha Ramasamy vs. Guilia Peoni Ita) 2-6, 1-6

Maria Tanasescu vs. Daniela Kovacevic (Aus) 6-1, 6-3

Brindtha Ramasamy/Maria Tanasesu vs. Gabriela Ruffels/Kyra Yap (Aus) 5-7, 5-7

Daniel Fainblum/Nicaise Muamba vs. Codey Gunn/Rinky Hijikata (Aus) 2-6, 2-6

[Consolation] Viktoriya Tabunshchyk vs. Alessia Truden (Ita) 5-4 (7), 4-0

[Consolation] Viktoriya Tabunshchyk vs. Ai Noa Fabre (Bel) 5-4 (4), 4-2

[Consolation] Viktoriya Tabynshchyk vs. Axana Mareen (Bel) 2-4, 2-4

We wish the Canadian Team good luck and are looking forward to their exciting stories in the upcoming issues of ONcourt.

Next Gen Tennis League promises exciting matches

The Next Gen Tennis League again saw some great tennis last weekend at The Credit Valley Tennis Club and Burlington Tennis Club. This promises that Saturday the 24th will feature some exciting matches and very competitive tennis. All three matches will be played on Saturday October 24th, with Team Byte Network Security facing Team Hydrogen at noon (Burlington Tennis Club).

ITF Men’s 85 World Team Championships Renamed the Lorne Main Cup

Toronto, October 13, 2020 – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Tuesday that, as of 2021, the Men’s 85 World Team Championships will be renamed the Lorne Main Cup after the late Canadian. Lorne Main was selected for the honour following a unanimous vote by the ITF Seniors Committee, and approval from the ITF Board of Directors, after his name was put forward by Tennis Canada as part of the nomination process.

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Bill Cowan: Players Edge Zen Leader

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