Reece Carter and Marcello Audino captured titles at the Prairie Regionals junior competition, held February 26-28 in Saskatoon. Reece went undefeated in the U12 girls’ singles round-robin, losing just one game in four matches. Ryan Carter placed third in the event.
In the U14 girls’ singles final, Reece beat Shiah Holmes of Saskatchewan 6-1, 6-1. Marcello won the U14 boys’ singles event with a 3-0 round-robin record.
Based on their results in Saskatoon, Reece and Ryan qualified for the U12 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals (March 26-April 1 in Calgary), and Reece and Marcello qualified for the U14 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals (April 3-9 in Vancouver).
Also competing for Team Manitoba at the Regionals were Ella Arksey (U12), Maya Arksey (U14), Brianna Lockhart (U14) and Daniel Derksen (U14). Maya lost a close third-place match in the U14 girls’ singles to Saskatchewan’s Anya Chavez (2-6, 7-5, 6-4).