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What an exciting weekend of tennis at the Canadian University Tennis Championships! With Université de Montréal aiming to defend their titles on both the men’s and women’s side, it wasn’t going to be easy. University of Alberta, Memorial University, and Western University were ready to leave it all on the court and vie for the title as well. After watching live Rogers Cup quarterfinal action on Friday evening at the Aviva Centre in Toronto and Stade IGA in Montréal, the players were inspired to play their best and give it everything they had.
 
There was no shortage of great matches in both Toronto and Montreal on semi-final Saturday! Memorial University gave a valiant effort in their first appearance at the nationals but came up short in the semi-final against Western University in both the men’s and women’s event. In the other semi-final, University of Alberta defeated Université de Montréal in a highly competitive matchup to advance to the women’s final, while the result between the two teams was reversed for the men.
 
Sunday’s women’s final featured University of Alberta against Western University. Alberta quickly claimed the doubles point and followed up with the first two single wins to jump to a 3-0 lead. The #1 singles match went down to the wire, with Western’s Helen He and Alberta’s Tereza Simonova putting on a great show. Simonova edged out He with a 6-2 win in the deciding third set, bringing the Pandas their second national title back to Edmonton!
 
In the men’s final, the Université de Montréal Carabins started off strong to take the doubles point. The Western Mustangs battled hard in the singles but ultimately came up short. The Carabins took it 4-1 to take the gold and defend their national title.
 
Pictured above; Western University Mustangs Silver Medalist Women’s team.
Story courtesy of Tennis Canada.
 
 
 
 
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