The Lindsay Thurber duo of Jaiden Ferguson and Levi Heinrich (left) edged teammates Edyn Aasman and Josh Campbell (right) in mixed doubles of the 2019 CASAA Tennis Tournament on Tuesday. (Facebook photo)

Local players battle at CASAA Tennis Tournament

It was a record turnout in 2019 for the Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association Tennis Tournament.

Tuesday, 165 students battled rain showers and thunderstorms at the annual tournament at the Red Deer Tennis Club.

In team points, Hunting Hills took home the title in both men’s and women’s singles. In Men’s doubles, Notre Dame won and the St. Joseph Falcons were victorious in Women’s doubles. In Mixed doubles play, Lindsay Thurber took top spot.

Michael Robinson was the men’s champion, knocking off Kieran Monaghan 6-0 in the final. Nic Ramrattan of Notre Dame knocked off Lucas Francis of St. Joseph in the bronze medal game 6-3.

Amy Gong picked up the win for Hunting Hills in Women’s singles play. She topped Alona LIadova 6-1. In the bronze medal match, Shynelle Woroniuk (Notre Dame) beat Catharina Brosinski of Bashaw 6-0.

Carter Bettenson and Nick Jervis of Notre Dame edged Josh Gagnon and Quinn Tomalty (LTCHS) 6-3 for gold in men’s doubles.

It was an all Notre Dame battle for bronze, with Erik Melnyk and Denver Smith downing Josh Zinger and Colby Phillips 6-3.

In Women’s doubles play, Denaish and Jessica Kraft (Notre Dame) earned gold with a 6-4 win over Kira Weddell and Jamie Lalor of Lindsay Thurber. Sara Hinkley and Erica Greenshields won bronze for Hunting Hills 6-0 over Brittyn Sveahun and Ava Moller.

Jaiden Ferguson and Levi Heinrich of Lindsay Thurber were the top team among the 21 entries in mixed doubles play. They edged teammates Edyn Aasman and Josh Campbell 6-4 to earn gold.

Robert Taylor and Paityn Smith won bronze with a tight 7-5 victory over Jade Sinnamon and Massimo Smith.

Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

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