The Alberta Tennis Centre U12/14/16 Junior Challenger event was Calgary’s first outdoor event of the season. The 78 junior players participating experienced a typical Calgary spring. Temperatures reached +25 on Saturday and dropped down to +6 with wind on Sunday prompting quick changes from sunscreen to sweats and hoodies the following day. Nonetheless, the juniors certainly enjoyed their chance to take their game outside.
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Event surprises included BFFs battling each other for a spot in the final and an unseeded Joshua Copithorne capturing the U14 Boys title.
— Julie Naugler (@julienaugler) May 6, 2017
The event crowned their champions for this year as follows:
U12 Boys – Andrei Robert Alpopi
U12 Girls – Morgan Tuffs
U14 Boys – Joshua Copithorne
U14 Girls – Emily Niers
U16 Boys – Brandon Lin
You can see all scores and draws here.
Players will have another chance to compete at the Junior Challenger circuit’s next stop at Greenfield Tennis Club. The event takes place in Edmonton on May 25-28. Registration for the event closes on May 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM. To register click here.
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