Alberta’s tennis players travelled the country this August and September to compete against their fellow Canadians at various National Championships. Players scored titles in singles and doubles, returning to Alberta victorious.
CHERNESKI STEVE STEVENS SENIORS NATIONAL CHAMP
Jen Cherneski, won Women’s Singles 50 against Jen Hofstra from Ontario at the Steve Steven Senior Nationals held in Vancouver. Cherneski, who plays at the Royal Glenora Club, and partner Anthea Poon, also placed second in Women’s Doubles 45.
Other Senior Nationals Success:
- Francoise Cadigan, 3rd Place, WS40
- Carson Bell (w/Jordan Hoy), Semi-finalist, MD 35
- Bonnie Crowther & Gillian Shea, Semi-finalists, WD 65
ALBERTA’s JUNIOR CHAMPS
Eight athletes (four girls, four boys) travelled to compete in each 2022 Outdoor Fischer Junior National Championship.
Martyna Ostrzygalo, fresh off her win at the Cahill 109th Alberta Open, took both Girl’s Singles and Doubles titles (with partner Sarah L’Ailler). Notable mention to Gianna Oboniye, with partner Raphaelle Leroux, was a semi-finalist.
Sophie Stanton received the Sportsmanship Award in both the U16 and U18 categories.
Adam Faragcao took home the doubles titles with partner Owen Nguyen, winning against finalists Kai Baerg (also from Alberta) and partner Denny Boa. Faragcao lost to Bao in the singles finals, taking second place. Notable mention to Madelynn Ludwig and Anya Tkachyk who were semi-finalists in Girl’s Doubles.
With partner Ilya Sherifali, Matthew Popa was a semi-finalist in the Boy’s Doubles category at the U12 Nationals.
Tennis Alberta wishes to congratulate all players who make their province proud by representing us on the national stage.
Junior Nationals Photos: Peter Figura