Over the past week, junior athletes within all age categories have been competing for the Fischer Outdoor Junior National Championships title. Last week, at the Carrefour Multisports in Laval, Quebec, the U12 category wrapped up its tournament, crowning champions in both the singles and doubles events. The big winners of the week were British Columbia’s Amy Shen and Quebec’s Joachim Marx, sweeping the podium and winning both the singles and doubles titles in their respective draws.

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In the girl’s U12 category, the No. 5 seed Shen took home the National title after defeating Isabella Ruyu Yan of Saskatchewan in a straight-set victory 6-2, 6-0. As the tournament’s fifth seed, Shen received a bye in the first round. She then competed in the following three rounds on her run to the quarter-finals, where she defeated all her opponents in straight sets. Her quarter-final bout wasn’t as straightforward, as Shen needed all three sets to defeated No. 3 seed Peyton Charley Dith of Ontario 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Moving onto the semi-finals, she managed to upset top-seed Jasmine Li of Ontario. It was a remarkable run to the title for the 11-year-old B.C. native.

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On the boy’s side, it was No. 1 seed Joachim Marx of Quebec who defeated No. 5 seed Callum Mackinnon of Ontario without dropping a point in a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Marx had an impressive run to the finals, winning all his qualifying and pre-championship round matches in straight sets, outscoring his opponents 48-4. In the quarter-finals Marx was able to keep his momentum in the quarter-finals and semi-finals against Alexandre Collin (No. 13 seed) and Julian Mahdavi (9) to move onto the final round.

In doubles, the singles champion Shen alongside partner Ryu Yan (4) upset No. 1 seeds Jasmine Li and Maria Youssef 6-3, 6-3 to claim the doubles championship title. This would mean back-to-back doubles titles for Shen. On the boy’s side, the No. 1 and 2 seeds went head-to-head in the championship match. In the end, it was singles champion Marx and partner Marc-Édouard L’Allier (1) who defeated Timofey Dobrovolsky and singles finalist Mackinnon in a three-set thriller, 6-2, 4-6, 10-3, to claim the boy’s doubles title.

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