The men’s over-55 draw at the Steve Stevens Senior National Tennis Championships featured two major upsets on Wednesday with both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds falling in quarter-final action. No. 1 seed David Anderson fell to Greg Boire, the local pro at Hamstead Tennis Club. No. 2 Robert Bettauer was also upset, falling to Paul Bedard, son of former professional tennis player Robert Bedard – Canada’s most decorated singles player during the 50s and 60s.
Paul Bedard is also in action in the men’s over-50 doubles draw alongside his brother Michael Brian Bedard. The pair will face No. 5 seeds Gary Meanchos and Nigel O’Rourke. Two other Bedard brothers are also paired up in the men’s over-50 draw. Mark Bedard and Peter Bedard will face Stéphane Jodoin and André Lambert on Thursday.
The Steve Stevens Senior National Tennis Championships takes place from August 16 to August 22, 2015 in Montreal. Due to the unprecedented amount of participants – nearly 500 in total – the Championships are being hosted by five different tennis clubs over 32 courts, including Mount Royal, Cote Saint-Luc, Woodland, Hampstead and Monkland Tennis Clubs. For complete draws and results please click here.