Brandon’s Alex Murray missed out on a chance to be a Canadian junior racquetball champion on Thursday, but her consolation prize wasn’t that bad.
Murray fell 15-2, 4-15, 11-9 to Jewel Sauve of L’Assomption, Que., in the final girls’ under-16 singles round-robin match to give Sauve the title while Murray settled for a silver medal. However, Murray’s second-place finish earned her a spot on the junior national team, which will compete at the world junior championships in Cali, Colombia in October.
Murray didn’t fare any better with girls’ doubles partner Milana Paddock as they fell 15-5, 15-6 to Alexis Iwaasa and McKenzie Brayley yesterday to drop to 1-3 in the six-team round robin. The Brandonites close out the tournament today against Sauve and Jessica Leduc, who are also 1-3.
In the girls’ under-18 singles event, Paddock dropped to 0-3 with a 15-2, 15-3 loss to Saskatoon’s Danielle Drury (3-0). Paddock will face Callie Hunter (0-3) of Ontario today.
Meanwhile, Brandon’s Reid Sorotsky lost his boys’ under-12 consolation contest 15-4, 15-7 to Alberta’s Kai Reum. Sorotsky has today off before he takes on Naman Gauri from Lethbridge, Alta., on Saturday to close out the event.
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