Alberta’s top junior players traveled to Ontario and Quebec in September to compete at the U12, U14, U16 and U18 Fischer Junior Outdoor Nationals Championships. Postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s juniors were back on court in full force. Team Alberta came to win battling hard against players from across Canada.
Martyna Ostrzygalo won the girls’ under 16’s singles event against Naomi Xu of Quebec. Ostrzygalo also finished runner up in the girls’ singles under 18 event.
Kai Baerg finished runner up, with partner Keegan Rice from Saskatchewan, in the boys’ under 16’s doubles draw.⠀
Adam Faragcao was a finalist in the boys’ U14 category placing second to Owen A.K. Nguyen from BC.
This year’s Lexus of Edmonton 108th Alberta Open women’s champ Sophie Stanton, together with her partner Havana Kadi, made it to the semi finals in the girls’ doubles.
Preston Codrington was the recipient of the 2021 U14 Fisher Junior National Championship Boys’ Sportsmanship Award.
“Alberta’s juniors continue to compete resolutely at junior nationals events whilst respecting and showing appreciation for the sport and their competitors. This is testament to the mentorship offered by Albertan tennis coaches, and the continued sacrifices and commitment displayed by the families of junior players, ” Alan Mackin, Executive Director
Emily Niers is the recipient of the U18 Girls Sportsmanship Award.
Tennis Alberta congratulates all the players who represented Alberta at outdoor nationals. You made your province proud.
Photos | Top to Bottom: Martyna Ostrzygalo; Kai Baerg (R) with partner Keegan Rice; Adam Faragcao (R) with winner Owen A.K. Nguyen; Preston Codrington; Emily Niers
Played September 13-19 at Carrefour Multisports in Laval, QC.
Played September 19-24 at Carrefour Multisports in Laval, QC.
Played September 11-17 at Milton Tennis Club in Milton, ON.
Played September 19-24 at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, ON.
Article Updated September 30, 2021