Athletes from Raiders Tennis took part in the 40th Annual Tennis Tournament in Red Deer. (Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School/ Facebook)

Athletes from Raiders Tennis took part in the 40th Annual Tennis Tournament in Red Deer. (Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School/ Facebook)

Central Alberta schools return to the tennis court for tournament

Just over 90 students took part in Red Deer

For the first time since 2019, 91 central Alberta high school students competed in the 40th Annual Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association’s (CASAA) Tennis Tournament.

On Tuesday, May 31 at the Red Deer Tennis Courts participants from Notre Dame, Hunting Hills, St. Joe’s, Camrose Composite, Forestburg, Lacombe, and Lindsay Thurber hit the court.

In mens’ singles, Paul Patzner from Lindsay Thurber defeated Arved Christensen 8-1 and on the womens’ side Alena Wang from Hunting Hills beat Yiting Han 8-4.

In mens’ doubles, the Lindsay Thurber duo of Luke Weddell and Coen Good worked as a team to beat Ben House and Thomas Chauvet. The womens’ doubles event saw Clara Rothermel and Amaya Gayarre from Lindsay Thurber knock out Jorgia Hicks and Ella Damburger 8-2.

Notre Dame’s Reid Adams and Ty Fleming took home the win in mixed doubles against Avery Hanson and Mason Leroux 7-2.

They played a modified double knockout format with all players losing in their first-round going into the consolation event. All players were guaranteed two matches and every match in the championship events were eight-game sets. In the consolation event they were six-game sets.

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