In the final day of the tennis competition at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games, Team Saskatchewan competed in medal and placement rounds and received their team and individual medals.
The day opened with singles semi-final action. Our only player in action there, Keegan Rice, fought off Alberta’s Kaetan Mehta 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the gold medal match. Following Keegan’s victory, our other boys singles player Harry Lin won the 5th/6th placement match over Daksith Premathikala of Manitoba 6-2, 6-1.
At this point, the competition shifted to the medal rounds. First, in doubles action, both our boys team – Austin Lin and William Preciado – and our girls team – Charlie McNeil and Jana Van Neikerk – took home silver medals. Our mixed doubles team – David Preciado and Nhu Nguyen – had already secured the bronze medal yesterday.
In the final match of the day, Keegan Rice took to the court again to face off against Alberta’s Arthur McCarthy, an opponent he had previously pushed to a third set during the team competition. Once again, the Albertan took the win, which means Keegan came home with the silver medal.
Here is a list of today’s matches involving Saskatchewan players:
BS-SF: Keegan Rice (SK) def. Kaetan Mehta (AB) 6-2, 6-3
BS-5th/6th: Harry Lin (SK) def. Daksith Premathikala (MB) 6-2, 6-1
BD-F: Ashjot Bhatti/Aiden Rypien-Nazar (AB) def. Austin Lin/William Preciado (SK) 6-3, 6-3
GD-F: Gianna Oboniye/Aurora Pedwell (AB) def. Charlie McNeil/Jana Van Niekerk (SK) 6-0, 6-1
BS-F: Arthur McCarthy (AB) def. Keegan Rice (SK) 6-3, 7-5
Pictured above is the full Saskatchewan team with all their medals. From left to right: Team Coach Denise Fernandez, Jana Van Niekerk, Erin Pitariu, Charlie McNeil, Nhu Nguyen, Teah Chavez, David Preciado, Team Manager Marek Nehasil, Keegan Rice, Austin Lin, Harry Lin, and William Preciado. Tennis Saskatchewan congratulates all players and coaches for their success at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games, and we thank all parents, mission staff, volunteers, organizers, and fans for their support and for contributing to this year’s tennis event.
To check out all the scores and placements from the event, you can view the event’s Tennis Canada Tournament Profile here: 2019 Western Canada Summer Games (TC) or you can view the official results page: 2019 Western Canada Summer Games (Official Results). As well, to see some great pictures of the players in action, check out TeamSask.ca and 2019WCSG.ca. Once on those sites, navigate to their photo galleries sections (note: tennis is a Phase 2 sport).