Manitoba was represented by six players at the Western Canadian Senior Indoor National Championships, held April 26-30 in Edmonton: Joseph Langan, Marc Lloyd, Dong Won Kang, Aurele Gendron, Terry Langan and Klaus Wrogemann.
Joseph Langan reached the men’s singles 40+ final, losing 6-3, 6-3 to No. 1 seed Rajen Mahal of BC. Langan advanced to the final with victories over Alberta’s Sudharshan Sundararajan (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 seed Mark Macconnell of Alberta (6-1, 6-2). Lloyd beat Sundararajan 6-4, 6-4 to win the men’s singles 40+ consolation. In men’s doubles 40+, Lloyd/Joseph Langan lost in the semifinals 6-3, 6-1 to the BC team of Shawn Lusignan/Rajen Mahal.
Kang dropped the consolation final in men’s singles 55+ 6-3, 6-2 to Bruce Graham of Alberta, while Gendron lost in the consolation semifinals in men’s singles 60+ 6-1, 5-7, 10-1 to Doug Holman of BC. Kang/Gendron teamed up in men’s doubles 55+, beating the Alberta team of David Kaiser/Luis Torres 6-1, 6-3 and then losing in the quarterfinals to No. 2 seed Ed Bakker (BC)/Andrew Steedman (Alberta) 6-2, 6-4.
The team of Wrogemann/Terry Langan reached two doubles finals in Edmonton: the pair lost the men’s doubles 65+ final 6-2, 6-3 to John Dunn (Alberta)/George Lea (BC) and dropped the men’s doubles 70+ final 6-1, 6-0 to the Alberta team of Osama Elshafey/Joe Forrayi.