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Prelle, Simon win CASAA tennis tournament

Maddi Prelle of Sylvan Lake and Bruno Simon of Notre Dame won the women’s and men’s singles titles in the Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association tennis tournament Tuesday. Prelle defeated Kelsie Caine of Notre Dame 8-2 in the women’s final at the Red Deer Tennis Club, while Simon was an 8-0 winner over Tom Qiu of Hunting Hills to capture the men’s crown.

Maddi Prelle of Sylvan Lake and Bruno Simon of Notre Dame won the women’s and men’s singles titles in the Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association tennis tournament Tuesday.

Prelle defeated Kelsie Caine of Notre Dame 8-2 in the women’s final at the Red Deer Tennis Club, while Simon was an 8-0 winner over Tom Qiu of Hunting Hills to capture the men’s crown.

Prelle downed Emma Aspinall of Notre Dame 8-0 in one semifinal, with Caine beating Kelsey Lalor of Lindsay Thurber 8-7 (10-8) in the other. Lalor went on to defeat Aspinall 8-5 in the bronze-medal match.

In men’s semifinal play, Simon defeated Andrew Kim of Stettler 8-1 and Qiu was an 8-5 winner over Jared Sandquist of Notre Dame. Kim beat Sandquist 8-1 to win the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Bennett Bolan and Josh Maetche of Notre Dame took top honours in the men’s doubles event with an 8-4 victory over schoolmates Jordy Quinn and Kyle Kryczka, and Kennedy Graham and Emma Newton of Lindsay Thurber claimed the women’s doubles title with an 8-5 win over Kelsie Smale and Brittany Shaw, also of Lindsay Thurber.

The mixed doubles crown was won by Alysha Halsey and Jayden Halsey of Lindsay Thurber, 8-1 winners over the Lacombe pair of Emilee Wilson and Jeremy Reitz.

Other results, including semifinals, quarter-finals, consolation finals and bronze-medal winners:

Men’s singles quarter-finals: Simon def. Chase Staldecker, Ponoka, 8-3; Kim def. Evan Kindrachuk, Notre Dame, 8-1; Sandquist def. Neil Boisvert, Hunting Hills, 8-2; Qiu def. Rico Booysen, Camrose, 8-4.

Consolation final: Ryan Garbutt, Stettler def. Steven Zuk, Stettler, 6-4.

Women’s singles quarter-finals: Prelle def. Asrrid McAllister, Notre Dame, 8-0; Aspinall def. Rkaelyn Helming, Forestburg, 8-1; Lalor def. Grace Chapman, Stettler, 8-0; Caine def. Anna Mihaylichenko, Lindsay Thurber, 8-2.

Consolation final: Mihaylichenko def. Jordyn Saxton, Lindsay Thurber, 6-4.

Men’s doubles semifinals: Bolen/Maetche def. Alex Brezovan/Chris Huddleston, Notre Dame, 8-6; Quinn/Kryczka def. Griffin Moline/Alex Moore, Notre Dame, 8-3.

Bronze medal: Moline/Moore def. Brezovan/Huddleston 8-6.

Quarter-finals: Bolen/Maetche def. Mike Gunderson/Andy McLennan, Lacombe, 8-7 (7-4); Quinn/Kryczka def. Matt Graham/Steven Smith, Lindsay Thurber, 8-4; Moline/Moore def. Jesse Ross/Sean Campbell, Hunting Hills, 8-6; Brezovan/Huddleston def. Justin Van Tetering/Shawn Matthies, Lindsay Thurber, 8-3.

Consolation final: Nick Walker/Theoren Gill, Notre Dame def. Teagan Shandro/Sam Haefliger, Lacombe, 6-2.

Women’s doubles semifinals: Graham/Newton def. Hailee Pluister/Gillian Dreger, Lacombe, 8-3; Smale/Shaw def. Carmen Dubland/Paige Williams, Wetaskiwin, 8-5.

Bronze medal: Dubland/Williams def. Pluister/Dreger, 8-2.

Quarter-finals: Pluister/Dreger def. Pricilla Mand/Brittney Lee, Hunting Hills, 8-7 (7-4); Graham/Newton def. Destiny Croker/Jenny Taylor, Stettler, 8-5; Smale/Shaw def. Robyn MacDonald/Hannah Downton, Lacombe, 8-3; Dubland/Williams def. Shae Lynn Baxter/Bryn Lunn, Lacombe, 8-4.

Consolation final: Tara McDonald/Megan Johnson, Hunting Hills def. Sklyar Muyres/Wren Wetmore, Forestburg, 6-4.

Mixed doubles semifinals: Halsey/Halsey def. Michela Green/Gordie Ballhorn, Wetaskiwin, 8-0; Wilson/Rietze def. Molly Rumohr/Parker Cook, Lindsay Thurber, 8-3.

Bronze medal: Rumohr/Cook def. Green/Ballhorn 8-7 (7-2).

Quarter-finals: Halsey/Halsey def. Madison Knodel/Jorgen Klein, Sedgewick, 8-1; Green/Ballhorn def. Jesse Hagel/Courtenay Petrie, Lacombe, 8-2; Wilson/Reitz def. Hannah Ballhorn/Dalton Bukkems, Wetaskiwin, 8-1; Rumohr/Cook def. Jenaya McKinstry/Kyle Nickel, Camrose, 8-2.

Consolation final: Green/Ballhorn def. Knodel/Klein 6-5 (15-13).

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