Kelsie Caine of Notre Dame defeated Kelsey Lalor of Lindsay Thurber 8-2 to capture the women’s singles title during the Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association tennis tournament Tuesday at the Red Deer Tennis Club.
Caine and Lalor reached the final with semifinal victories of 8-1 and 8-6 over Bretton Bowd of Lindsay Thurber and Jaden Robinson of Hunting Hills. In quarter-final play, Caine defeated Erika Wilson of Lacombe 8-0, Lalor downed Emma Aspinall of Notre Dame 8-6, Robinson was an 8-5 winner over Alex Halsey of Notre Dame and Bowd doubled Lindi Bouch of Hunting Hills 8-4.
Robinson won the bronze medal with an 8-3 victory over Bowd and Aspinall claimed consolation honours by beating Wilson 6-1.
Brazilian exchange student Matheus Lemus of Camrose took the men’s singles crown by way of an 8-1 defeat of Griffin Young of Hunting Hills. Lemus and Young were respective 8-1 and 8-2 semifinal winners over Rico Booysen of Camrose and Daniel Navaratnam of Notre Dame.
In the quarter-finals, Lemus downed Jayden Halsey of Lindsay Thurber 8-3, Young defeated Sam Haefliger of Lacombe 8-4, Booysen was an 8-4 winner over Ryan Garbutt of Stettler and Navaratnam got past Caleb Webber of Lindsay Thurber 8-2.
Navaratnam claimed the bronze medal by dumping Booysen 8-1 and Josiah Olson was the consolation-side winner courtesy of a 6-5 (7-5) conquest of Taffy Tarukandirwa of Notre Dame.
The Lindsay Thurber duo of Matt Graham and Steve Smith claimed the men’s doubles championship with an 8-6 victory over the Notre Dame pairing of Bennet Bolen and Josh Maetche. Graham/Smith and Bolen/Maetche defeated Sean Matthies and Justin Vantetering of Lindsay Thurber and Jesse Ross and Sean Campbell of Hunting Hills 8-1 and 8-2, respectively, in semifinal action.
The men’s doubles quarter-finals saw Graham/Smith defeat Teagan Shandro and Mike Gunderson of Lacombe 8-3, Bolen/Maetche post an 8-3 win over Austin Ericson and Chandler Holyoak of Lacombe, Matthies/Vantetering down the Lacombe pairing of Andrew McLennan and Brandon Woltijer 8-7, and Ross/Campbell beat Nate Bellanger and Evan Nadon of Notre Dame 8-6.
Ross/Campbell took the bronze medal with an 8-2 win over Matthies/Vantetering. The consolation winners were Trevor Schoen and Paul Wyntjes, who defeated fellow Notre Dame pairing Dallas Mcmurrer and Brandon Brylt 6-5 (8-6).
In the women’s doubles event, Blyss Gellert and Rachel Bysterveld of Lindsay Thurber teamed up to take top honours, downing Tatyana Henderson and Ashley Billodeau of Notre Dame 8-6. Gellert/Bysterveld qualified for the final by beating Alyssa Schmidt and Kayla Michalenko of Notre Dame 8-2, while Henderson/Billodeau defeated Merissa Mand and Alex Johnson of Hunting Hills 8-3 in the other semifinal.
Earlier, Gellert/Bysterveld posted an 8-1 quarter-final win over Priscilla Mand and Brittany Lee of Hunting Hills, while Henderson/Billodeau beat Patricia Slipp and Terri Scott of Notre Dame 8-3, Mand/Johnson recorded an 8-2 win over Nicole Dube and Dayaba Jimenez of Notre Dame 8-2, and Schmidt/Michalenko got by Alana Ell and Sierra Lyons of Lacombe 8-2.
Schmidt and Michalenko were bronze-medals winners after downing Mand/Johnson 8-3, and consolation honours went to the Lacombe duo of Tanille Shandro and Courtney Petrie, who beat Carmen Dubland and Paige Williams of Wetaskiwin 8-2.
The mixed doubles title was claimed by Claire Wilson and Trevor Andersen of Lindsay Thurber, 8-5 winners over Rachelle Fallis and Ryan Beatson of Hunting Hills in the final.
In semifinal play, Wilson/Andersen defeated Emille Wilson and Jeremy Rietze of Lacombe 8-1, and Fallis/Beatson beat Jennifer Whitney and Kobus Badenhorst of Notre Dame 8-3.
In quarter-final action, Wilson/Andersen recorded an 8-4 win over Taylor Hall and Tyson Crampain of Hunting Hills, Fallis/Beatson beat Shayna/Roan of Wetaskiwin 8-2, Wilson/Rietz were 8-3 victors over Notre Dame’s Amy Anderson and Diego Menjiverr, and Whitney/Badenhorst got past Taylor Allin and Erik Hoehne of Lindsay Thurber 8-1.
Wilson/Rietze defeated Whitney/Badenhorst 8-5 in the bronze-medal game.
In the consolation event final, Anderson and Menjiverr posted a 6-4 win over Hall/Crampain.