The University of Manitoba Tennis Club recently competed at the 2023 Prairie Regional Championship, a two-day event which took place at the Saville Community Sport Centre in Edmonton.

Teams included the University of Alberta Golden Bears, University of Calgary Dinos, and University of Saskatchewan Tennis Club.

The Bisons opened up against Alberta on Friday and were unable to secure any points. The club did, however, secure a big win against Saskatchewan the following day.

Craig Hillier and Ikshann Sansanwal won a highly competitive doubles match against Saskatchewan 8-5.

A few singles matches between the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Tennis Clubs were close including Craig Hillier’s match were he was edged out by Sask’s team captain Grant Yao in a third-set tie-breaker (6-4, 3-6, 6-7(3) and Marko Roslycky’s match against Ivan Dobushovskyy went to a third set tie-breaker 7-6, 2-6, 6-7. Another close battle was Ikshaan Sansawal’s singles match against Saskatchewan’s Alexander Waslen 5-7, 3-6.

“The trip was considered a success for the University of Manitoba Tennis Team. We battled hard with U of S with minimal training,” said Jesse Shen, president of the U of M Tennis Club.

“We are looking forward to improving our training and strengthening our competitive team with more depth. We hope to continue to have a competitive team to travel and compete on the national stage gaining more university tennis experiences for our club.”

“Thank you very much Tennis Manitoba for the financial support and George Kylar for organizing this university level tennis opportunity.”

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