Andrew Schnell and Alix Younger Claim 2014 Xerox Canadian University and College Squash Championship Titles

2014-03-03

 

OTTAWA  - The 2014 Xerox Canadian University and College Squash Championships were held this past weekend at Northfield Racquet and Fitness Club in Waterloo, Ontario. Over 60 student-athletes represented 22 post-secondary institutions from across the country, participating in various Men’s and Women’s divisions.

In the top female division, the Women’s Open draw, second-seeded Alix Younger of Winnipeg Technical College claimed the title after defeated top seed Jaycee Spagrud of the University of Regina in four games (11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-2). This was 21-year-old Younger’s first national title.

In the Men’s Open, Andrew Schnell came into his first Canadian University and College Championship following in the footsteps of older brother Graeme, who was last year’s graduating Champion, his fifth Canadian University title. Andrew, a 22-year-old student at the University of Calgary, was the top seed in the draw and looking to claim a Championship of his own. He did so without dropping a game, defeating tournament dark horse Roman Svec from the University of Victoria 3-0 in the final (11-5, 11-1, 11-7).

Other divisional winners from the weekend include Andrew Chong (Men’s A, University of Guelph), Mabel Low (Women’s A/B, University of Toronto), Chris Ling (Men’s B, Brock University), Ben Sinai (Men’s C/D, University of Waterloo), Allie Pittiglio (Women’s C, McMaster University), and Rupangi Mehta (Women’s D, University of Toronto).

Squash Canada would like to thank Andrew Mount and his team at Northfield Racquet and Fitness Club, along with Vinit Kudva with the University of Waterloo Squash Team for putting on a great event. A special thank you to Xerox and all of our sponsors, as well as the officials who worked so tirelessly all weekend to ensure the success of the event. Last but not least, thank you to our student-athletes for your dedication and passion for our sport.

About the Xerox Canadian University and College Championships
The Xerox Canadian University and College Championships bring together the best Canadian squash players currently studying at post-secondary institutions to determine the best male and female collegiate player in Canada. The tournament debuted in 2001 as an opportunity to showcase the best university and college squash talent in Canada and is held annually at sites across the country.

For More Information Contact:
Danny Da Costa, Executive Director, Squash Canada
Tel: 613 731 7385 x 2301
Email: ddacosta@squash.ca

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