Eve Thibault hits a backhand at the junior U15 camp in Halifax.

Photo : Darren Calabrese

Between ITF junior events and the U15 prospect camps that took place over the last month, it has been a busy few weeks for the future of Canadian tennis. 

Here is your monthly junior update presented by Har-Tru.   

U15 Prospects Take Centre Stage 

During the month of May, Tennis Canada hosted three development camps for the members of the U15 prospect team

The first of the three camps led into the ITF J30 event in Halifax, where many members of the U15 prospect team competed.  

Photo : Darren Calabrese

Prospect team member Eve Thibault, age 14, managed to pick up a title in Halifax in the girls doubles alongside fellow Canadian Emy Gauvin. It was the second ITF junior doubles title of Thibault’s career. 

Two other camps followed in Toronto at Sobeys Stadium, where former doubles world No. 1 Daniel Nestor stopped by for a clinic, and in Montreal at IGA Stadium. 

Read also: Rising star Joni Colburne joins the U15 Prospect Team camp in hometown Halifax

The camps are based on the Whole Player Development Pathway and designed to reinforce fundamentals and help young players reach their highest potential as they continue their development as tennis players, with the ultimate goal being a successful professional career. 

Domestic Events 

It was a busy month for the ITF junior circuit in Canada with five stops on the ITF junior tour in the Great White North, including the one in Halifax 

J60 Ile des Soeurs 

Of the five events, the first one was the most successful for the host nation as Canadians won all four competitions at the J60 event in Ile des Soeurs, QC. 

Both Mikael Arseneault and Anna Tabunshchyk doubled up, winning their respective singles and doubles titles. It was Mikael’s turn to claim a title on the ITF tour after his twin brother Nicolas won a pair last month. 

J30 Halifax 

On top of Thibault’s victory in the girls doubles, Canadians got at least one hand on every trophy in Halifax. Adam Patry won the boys doubles with his Mexican partner Patricio Jimenez Alcocer, while Felix Roussel and Anastasia Pleksun won the singles for the host nation. 

Photo : Darren Calabrese

J60 Fredericton 

Volodymyr Gurenko was the star for the host nation in New Brunswick, picking up both the boys singles and doubles title, the latter with Eric William Wang.  

Canada’s Bianca Ceroni won the girls doubles title with her American partner Carrie-Ann Hoo. 

J100 Calgary 

Roussel held the fort for the hosts at the highest-tier event in Canada over the last month, winning the boys singles title in Calgary. Every other competition was won by Americans.  

J60 Edmonton 

The Edmonton event saw some familiar doubles champions, with Gurenko and Wang picking up their second boys doubles title on home soil over the last four weeks, while Brooke Feth and Tabunshchyk claimed their second girls doubles title. 

For both Gurenko and Tabunshchyk, it was their third title across both disciplines on home soil in the month. 

Here is the full list of champions at the Canadian ITF Junior events over the last month (all Canadian unless otherwise noted): 

Boys SinglesGirls SinglesBoys DoublesGirls Doubles
J60 Ile des SoeursMikael ArseneaultAnna TabunshchykMikael Arseneault/
Finn Muller
Brooke Feth/
Anna Tabunshchyk
J30 HalifaxFelix RousselAnastasia PleksunPatricio Jimenez Alcocer (MEX)/Adam PatryEmy Gauvin/
Eve Thibault
J60 FrederictonVolodymyr GurenkoCarrie-Ann Hoo (USA)Volodymyr Gurenko/
Eric William Wang
Bianca Ceroni/
Carrie-Ann Hoo (USA)
J100 CalgaryFelix RousselLeena Friedman (USA)Simon Caldwell (USA)/
Zachary Cohen (USA)
Leena Friedman (USA)/Vessa Turley (USA)
J60 EdmontonMiko LapalmeOlivia Traynor (USA)Volodymyr Gurenko/
Eric William Wang
Brooke Feth/
Anna Tabunshchyk

Other ITF Events 

A couple of J30 events in Christiansted in the United States Virgin Islands saw considerable success for the Canadians.  

Avery Alexander reached every final she could, getting to the singles and doubles finals in consecutive weeks, winning a pair of titles. One of those wins came in singles over one of her doubles partners, Laurence Demers. 

Cookie Jarvis-Tredgett doubled up at the second Christiansted event, winning both the singles and doubles. 

Andrea Cabio and Jasmine Li swept the titles at events in Mexico. 


The second junior Grand Slam of the year took place over the last week, with Keegan Rice serving as Canada’s lone representative. 

Rice managed to come through qualifying to get into the main draw at the French Open without dropping a set. He then won his opening match in straight sets before finally succumbing to the second seed Joel Schwaerzler. 

Photo : Martin Sidorjak

The Canadian lost in the first round of the doubles with Czech Petr Brunclik to the fourth-seeded American pair of Kaylan Bigun and Jagger Leach 

Here is the full list of Canadians who reached finals at events outside of Canada over the last month (Titles in bold)    

  • Avery Alexander: J30 Christiansted 1 girls singles champion, J30 Christiansted 2 girls singles runner-up, J30 Christiansted 1 girls doubles champion (w/ Demers), J30 Christiansted 2 girls doubles runner-up (w/ Tardiff) 
  • Laurence Demers: J30 Chistiansted 1 girls singles runner-up, J30 Christiansted girls doubles champion (w/ Alexander) 
  • Cookie Jarvis-Tredgett: J30 Christiansted 2 girls singles champion, J30 Christiansted 2 girls doubles champion 
  • Jasmine Li: J30 Tabasco 1 girls singles champion, J30 Tabasco 2 girls singles champion 
  • Andrea Cabio: J60 Veracruz girls doubles champion (w/ Comiskey), J60 Veracruz girls singles champion 
  • Raphaelle Leroux: J200 St. Poelten girls doubles champion 
  • Clemence Mercier: J100 Plantation girls doubles runner-up 
  • Kayla Lorrimer: J60 Les Franqueses del Valles girls singles runner-up 
  • Lola Emilie Bean: J60 Santa Tecla girls doubles champion (w/ Normandin) 
  • Alexie Normandin: J60 Santa Tecla girls doubles champion (w/ Bean) 
  • Addison Yang Comiskey: J60 Vercruz girls doubles champion (w/ Cabio) 
  • Jacob Rouleau-Mailly: J60 Santa Tecla boys doubles runner-up (w/ Wiazowski) 
  • Tyler Wiazowski: J60 Santa Tecla boys doubles runner-up (w/ Rouleau-Mailly) 
  • Joshua Adamson: J60 Larnaca boys doubles runner-up 
  • Antoine Genereux: J60 Santa Tecla boys singles runner-up 
  • Fernandez Mendoza J30 Grand Cayman boys singles runner-up 
  • Stasia Kryk: J30 Grand Cayman girls doubles runner-up (w/ Spiers) 
  • Kerrigan Spiers: J30 Grand Cayman girls doubles runner-up (w/ Kryk) 
  • Justine Tardif: J30 Christiansted 2 girls doubles runner-up (w/  
  • Antoine Martel: J30 Christiansted 2 boys doubles runner-up (w/ Pelletier) 
  • Samuel Pelletier: J30 Christiansted 2 boys doubles runner-up (w/ Martel) 

Rankings Update 

After the French Open, Rice fell out to the Top 100 to No. 103 in the ITF junior rankings, although he remains the top Canadian boy. 

Nadia Lagaev is now the top Canadian overall, coming in at No. 87 in the girls rankings. 

Check out the full ITF junior rankings here.