By Woodard, Dale on December 2, 2019.
Iwaasa strikes silver at selection event
Lethbridge’s Coby Iwaasa took the silver medal at the Racquetball Canada’s National Team Selection Event Sunday in Sherwood Park.
Iwaasa was defeated by Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau, Que. in the men’s open final with scores of 15-5, 15-8.
Murray is ranked eighth on the International Racquetball Tour and is the reigning men’s open champion in both singles and doubles.
Iwaasa defeated Ian Frattinger of Martensville, Sask 15-3, 15-6 in the quarter-final and beat Tim Landeryou of Saskatoon 15-11, 15-10 in the semifinals.
FrŽdŽrique Lambert of MontrŽal finished on top of the podium in the Women’s Open event with a win over Winnipeg’s Christine Richardson.
Results from the National Team Selection Event will be used to determine teams for international competition in 2020 including the Pan Am Championships and the World Championships.