Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Feast, famine for tennis team

Big wins, big losses at Summer Games

  • Print

Manitoba's tennis team was on both sides of dominating performances at the Canada Games on Sunday in P.E.I.

After taking five of six matches from Team Saskatchewan, the tables were turned against Team B.C., who won five of six against the 'Tobans.

The duo that prevented the sweep, men's doubles team Sean Bailey and Chad Lacap, won both their matches. After downing Saskatchewan's Quin Pon and Jonathan Waslen 2-0 (6-1, 6-1), the pair took down Riaan du Toit/Justin Alexander Guay 2-0 (6-2, 7-6).

"I told them you don't have to win for the team," said head coach Peter Otto. "It's too bad you don't have to fight for the team, but play for yourselves. But they stepped it up and they have a good chance of winning the whole thing."

Even though Manitoba had already lost the series with B.C. when they took the court, Bailey, 17, said that he and Lacap, 16, tried to regain some of the province's swagger.

"Going into the match we were going, 'oh, our team has lost,' but 'Toba pride, we gotta win this one," said Bailey.

Bailey and Lacap fell behind 5-2 in the second set, but fought back in some hotly contested games to win the match.

"We lost about five games in deuce just because our opponents made some good shots or we screwed it up," said Bailey.

"Our teammates started cheering a little bit louder, so they really got us back into it. They were being pretty rowdy. Not disrespectful, but it's good to have them on our side."

The pair were put together for the 2007 Western Canada Games, but haven't been teamed together since. However, Bailey and Lacap have practised together for about five years, which helps ease the transition.

"We're starting to get some good bonding and we're starting to click," said Bailey. "We know each other really well, we're really good friends."

Each brings different skills to the court, which Bailey said could make them a dangerous team going forward this week.

"I would say my strength is my serve, and Chad's just got a wicked forehand, so it gives us some good momentum coming towards the net."

daniel.falloon@freepress.mb.ca

How Manitoba did

Women's Beach Volleyball

Chloe Reimer/Rachel Cockrell def. P.E.I. 2-0 (21-19, 21-10)

Women's Basketball

New Brunswick def. Manitoba 80-78

Softball

Manitoba def. New Brunswick 6-0

Tennis

Men's Singles

Igal Mostkov (Man.) def. Jordan Christiansen (Sask.) 2-0 (7-5, 7-6)

Eric Yee (Sask.) def. Muzeen Ismath (Man.) 2-0 (6-0, 6-1)

Nikolai Simon Haessig (B.C.) def. Muzeen Ismath (Man.) 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)

Filip Peliwo (B.C.) def. Igal Mostkov (Man.) 2-0 (6-2, 6-4)

Women's Singles

Alexia Cholakis (Man.) def. Fiona Elizabeth Conlon (Sask.) 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)

Evann Waschuk (Man.) def. Lisa Zhao (Sask.) 2-0 (6-4, 6-3)

Khristina Blajkevitch (B.C.) def. Evann Waschuk (Man.) 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)

Saroop Dhatt (B.C.) def. Alexia Cholakis (Man.) 2-1 (6-1, 5-7, 10-4)

Men's Doubles

Sean Bailey/Chad Lacap (Man.) def. Quin Pon/Jonathan Waslen (Sask.) 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)

Sean Bailey/Chad Lacap (Man.) def. Riaan du Toit/Justin Alexander Guay (B.C.) 2-0 (6-2, 7-6)

Women's Doubles

Clarissa Chen/Erika Fridrik (Man.) def. Kim Hartwig/Kendall Pon (Sask.) 2-0 (6-4, 6-4)

Alejandra Ederica/Madison Belle Shoemaker (B.C.) def. Clarissa Chen/Erika Fridrik (Man.) 2-0 (6-3, 6-1)

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 17, 2009 C4

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Steve Ashton comments on bid for NDP leadership

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Water lilys are reflected in the pond at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden Tuesday afternoon. Standup photo. Sept 11,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)
  • JOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Local-(  Standup photo)-    A butterfly looks for nector on a lily Tuesday afternoon in Wolseley-JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- June 22, 2010

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who should get more playing time in Jets net?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google