Notre Dame dominates at tennis event

Notre Dame athletes won four of the five titles at the annual Central Alberta high school tennis championships at the Red Deer Tennis Courts Tuesday.

Notre Dame grade 11 student Frans Badenhorst lines up his backhand as he warms up prior to a Central Alberta high school tennis tournament match at the Red Deer Tennis Club on Tuesday.

Notre Dame athletes won four of the five titles at the annual Central Alberta high school tennis championships at the Red Deer Tennis Courts Tuesday.

Frans Badenhorst won the men’s singles title while MacKenzie Jones captured the women’s singles crown.

Erin St. Pierre and Holly Ruether won the women’s doubles title and Kurt Ruether and Cecille Badenhorst took home gold in the mixed doubles.

Frans Badenhorst downed Tyler Bisset of Stettler in the men’s final after beating Juan Osorio of Hunting Hills 8-0 in the semifinal and Anthony Medinski of Notre Dame 8-0 in the quarter-finals.

Bisset opened with an 8-4 win over Kalem Hamilton of Lindsay Thurber and beat Tanner D’Andrea of Lacombe 8-5 in the semifinal.

D’Andrea won by default over Osorio in the bronze medal match.

In the other two quarter-finals, Osorio beat Garth Eyolfson of Camrose 8-4 and D’Andrea beat Richard Meyer of Stettler 8-3.

Cody Antos of Viking won the consolation title with a 6-4 win over Matt Weaver of LTCHS.

* Jones stopped Linda Voravong of Camrose 8-1 in the women’s final after downing Heidi Northcott of West Central of Rocky Mountain House 8-0 in the semifinal. She beat Amanda Stonehouse of Hunting Hills 8-0 in the quarter-finals.

Voravong reached the final with a 8-0 win over Lexi Kambeitz of Hunting Hills in the semifinal after beating Olivia Heidt of Notre Dame 8-0 in the quarter-finals.

Northcott defeated Kambeitz 6-2 in the bronze medal match.

Other quarter-finals saw Northcott down Stephanie Le of Hunting Hills 8-3 and Kambeitz beat Melanie Darlington of Eckville 8-3.

Shannon Phelps of Hunting Hills won the consolation title with a 6-1 win over Le.

* St. Pierre and Ruether took the women’s doubles crown with an 8-3 victory over Samantha and Chelsea Fraser of Notre Dame.

The semifinal saw St. Pierre and Ruether down Chelsea Colton and Miranda Bartsch of Lacombe 8-1 while the two Frasers defeated Danielle Newton and Megan Brouwer of LTCHS 8-5.

Bartsch and Colton stopped Newton and Brouwer 6-5 (7-2) in the bronze medal match.

In the quarter-finals St. Pierre and Ruether defeated Robyn Froese and Sam Clutton of LTCHS 8-1, Fraser and Fraser downed Shelesa Campbell and Soraya Elwenni of Wetaskiwin 8-0, Bartsch. Colton beat Hailey Irvin and Breanne Windle of Hunting Hills 8-1, Newton and Brouwer edged Marli Hadden and Stephanie Jaeger of Notre Dame 8-6.

Keely Stang and Michelle Flynn of Camrose downed Breanna Beck and Courtney Hueppelsheuser of LTCHS 6-3 in the consolation final.

* Ruether and Badenhorst won the mixed doubles by default over Megan Schuster and Jayden Wiebe of LTCHS while beating Taylor Foreman and Lyndal Tollefson of Camrose 8-5 in the semifinals and Alean Ross and Brock McMillan of Hunting Hills 8-0 in the quarter-finals.

Schuster and Wiebe downed Cam Carreau and Natalie Hamill of Notre Dame 8-5 in the semifinals and Alyssa Green and Blayne Bailer of Wetaskiwin 8-5 in the quarter-finals.

Carreau and Hamill won the bronze with an 8-1 win over Foreman and Tollefson.

The other two quarter-finals saw Foreman and Tollefson beat Telaina and Dallas Snider of LTCHS 8-1 and Carreau and Hamill beat Randi Schmidt and Andrew Moreno of Notre Dame 8-1.

The consolation title went to Danielle Hilsabeck and Stephen Friesen of Lacombe with a 6-5 (7-3) win over Morgan Spencer-Lang and Dalen Hall of Hunting Hills.

* Matt Zilinski and Cam Krejci of Lindsay Thurber won the men’s doubles with an 8-1 win over Bryce Pasiuk and Derek McKinnon of Camrose.

The LTCHS pair beat Jeff Anderson and Jordan Graber of Lacombe 8-2 in the semifinals and Travis Young and Bryan Karnell of Lacombe 8-1 in the quarter-finals.

Pasiuk and McKinnon downed Spencer Carless and Mason Kim of Notre Dame 8-4 in the semifinals and Eric Dewitt and Andrew James of Notre Dame 8-3 in the quarter-finals.

Anderson and Graber took home the bronze with a 6-1 win over Carless and Kim.

In other quarter-final action, Anderson and Graber downed Colton Smethurst and Mark Mitchell of Hunting Hills 8-4 and Carless and Kim beat Ryan Staal and David King of Stettler 8-4.

Joel Winterhalt and Josh Millang of Camrose downed Brett Martin and Joel Petersen of Wetaskiwin 6-5 in the consolation final.

* In the Grade nine boys’ singles, Ben McLavish of LTCHS beat Eric Steenwyk of LTCHS 8-3 in the final.

He downed Cody Hoskins of Stettler 8-4 in the semifinals after receiving a bye in the quarter-finals.

Steenwyk beat Connor McKay of Stettler in the semifinals and Mackenzie Rust of Stettler 8-4 in the quarter-finals.

The other quarter-final saw Hoskins defeat Thomas Galczyk of LTCHS 8-0 and McKay stop Kane Smith of LTCHS 8-3.

Galczyk took the consolation title with a 6-4 win over Smith.

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