Story: Team Saskatchewan finishes in sixth place
The tennis competition wrapped up at the 2022 Canada Summer Games on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Team Saskatchewan tennis was competitive throughout the week and finished in 6th place (tied for second best finish in Canada Games history). Tennis Saskatchewan is very proud of our athletes and coaches!
Note: This was the last Summer Games tennis competition for Teah Chavez, Harry Lin, Charlie McNeil, Nicholas Pesenti, and Keegan Rice. Arya Guha, Jana van Niekerk, and Bella Yan are eligible to compete in the 2025 Canada Summer Games in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Great job team!
Back Row (from left to right) – Coach Denise Fernandez, Jana van Niekerk, Teah Chavez, Charlie McNeil, Keegan Rice, Harry Lin, Nicholas Pesenti, Arya Guha, Coach Marek Nehasil
Front Row – Isabella Yan
Story: Saskatchewan survives in tight battle against Newfoundland & Labrador
Friday August 12th , 2022
Written by Tennis Canada
Saskatchewan and Newfoundland & Labrador faced each other at Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club in a
very entertaining tie that required a 7th decisive match to determine the winner. Newfoundland &
Labrador earned points at all men’s positions, while Saskatchewan dominated at all women’s positions.
With the score tied at 3-3, the pair of Keegan Rice and Teah Chavez (SK) took the measure of Liam
Drover-Mattinen and Jasmine Rahman in two sets, 6-3 6-1.
Saskatchewan will now play against Nova Scotia for the 5th place, while Newfoundland & Labrador will
face New Brunswick for the 7 th place.
- MS1: Liam Drover-Mattinen (NL) vs Keegan Rice (SK): 6-3 6-3
- MS2: Declan Walsh (NL) vs Arya Guha (SK): 6-2 6-4
- WS1: Julia Drover-Crane vs Teah Chavez (SK): 0-6 0-6
- WS2: Emelyn Purcell (NL) vs Isabella Yan (SK): 0-6 0-6
- MD: A.Drover-Mattinen/P.Drover-Crane (NL) vs Lin/Pesenti (SK): 6-2 6-4
- WD: Rahman/Waye (NL) vs Mcneil/Van Nierkerk (SK): 3-6 2-6
- XD: L.Drover-Mattinen/Rahman (NL) vs Rice/Chavez (SK): 3-6 1-6
Story: Saskatchewan falls to Alberta in quarterfinals
Thursday August 11th , 2022
Written by Tennis Canada
Alberta earned a 5-1 victory over Saskatchewan to secure its spot in the semi-finals of the championship
bracket for the gold medal. While the score may have been 5-1, it does not tell the whole story as
Saskatchewan came close to push the tie to a decisive 7th match had they won the two matches that
went three sets. However, Tyler Waddock and Martyna Ostrzygalo (picture) kept their composure and
were able to deliver victories for their team in those two three sets battles.
Despite the loss, Keegan Rice (SK) had a strong showing and brought back a point for Saskatchewan with
a straight sets victory.
- MS1: Chetanna Amadike (AB) vs Keegan Rice (SK): 6-3 6-3
- MS2: Tyler Waddock (AB) vs Harry Lin (SK): 6-2, 4-6 7-6(1)
- WS1: Martyna Ostrzygalo (AB) vs Teah Chavez (SK): 3-6, 6-2 6-2
- WS2: Hana Gamracy (AB) vs Isabella Yan (SK): 6-4 6-0
- MD: Baerg/J.Oboniye (AB) vs Guha/Pesenti (SK) : 6-0 6-3
- WD: Niers/G. Oboniye (AB) vs Mcneil/Van Nierkerk (SK) : 6-0 6-1
Alberta will now face Quebec in the semi-finals, while Saskatchewan will enter the draw for the 5 th
position and will face Newfoundland & Labrador.