Above photo (from left): U16 nationals Team Prairies coach Marek Nehasil (SK), Morgan Waller (SK), Reece Carter (MB), Monika Popovic (MB)
Reece Carter and Monika Popovic competed at the U16 Outdoor Rogers Juniors Nationals, held August 22-27 in Gatineau, Quebec. Carter won her opening two main draw singles matches (beating Sara Zupanc of BC 6-2, 6-2 and edging BC’s Chae Eun Yoo 3-6, 6-2, 6-2) before losing in the round of 16 to No. 2 seed Alexandra Mikhailuk of Ontario 6-2, 6-1. Popovic beat Newfoundland’s Alexandra Mikhailuk 6-2, 6-2 in her first match before losing in the round of 16 to No. 5 seed Oleksandra Gorchanyuk of Ontario.
Twins Daniel and Fiona Mullins represented Manitoba at the U12 Outdoor Rogers Junior Nationals (August 22-28) in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. In Flight #3 boys’ singles, Daniel Mullins lost to Mark Rainnie of PEI 6-2, 6-0 and was beat by Saskatchewan’s Keegan Rice in the consolation 6-2, 6-1. In Flight #3 girls’ singles, Fiona Mullins beat Mia Bennett of New Brunswick 6-2, 6-1 before losing to Ontario’s Ella James 6-1, 6-1 and falling to Isabella Baker of Nova Scotia in the 3/4 playoff 6-2, 6-1. Alex Lesiuk coached the team at the event.
Competing for Manitoba at the U14 Outdoor Rogers Junior Nationals (August 28-September 3) in Mont-Tremblant are Reece Carter, Fiona Mullins, Marcello Audino and Stefan Barre. The team is coached by Jared Connell.