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Canadians nearly knocked out of ITF Senior World Championships

Jun 18, 2015
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Canada saw its run at the 2015 ITF Seniors Individual World Championships nearly come to an end on Thursday in La Baule, France. Of the five remaining Canadians, sponsored by Miele, three were knocked out in singles and doubles.

Canada’s Michelle Karis suffered a disappointing loss in the quarter-finals of the women’s over-55 draw. No. 3 seed Ros Balodis handed Karis a double bagel to knock her out of the tournament.

In the men’s over-55 doubles draw, No. 6 seeds David Anderson and Marc Pepin’s run came to an end when they were defeated by No. 3 seeds Mike Fedderly and Mike Tammen. The Americans ousted the Canadians in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 in the quarter-finals.

Canadians Cora Wills and Michelle Karis remain the lone Canadians still in play. They will face No. 1 seeds Ros Balodis and Leanne Swaysland in the semifinal of the women’s over-55 doubles on Friday.

The tournament continues on Friday in La Baule, France. For the complete draws and results, please click here.