Addison Comiskey at the BJKC Jrs event

Photo : Manuel Queimadelos – ITF

Team Canada’s time at the Billie Jean King Cup Juniors Finals has come to an end. 

After dropping its first two ties to Australia and Czechia, the team bounced back in their final tie against Latvia to place them in third place in their group. But it was not enough to advance to the knockout stage 

The week got off to a rocky start when Team Canada played Australia in the opening tie. The singles matches were tough losses for Addison Comiskey and Nadia Lagaev, who were both dispatched in straight sets. 

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Comiskey and Isabella Marton came close to a comeback victory in doubles but could not close the match when it went to the tiebreaker. 

Canada’s next tie came against Czechia, but the results were virtually the same. The team lost each of its three matches, but a three-hour epic between Lagaev and Laura Samsonova showed glimpses of what the young Canadian can be. The final set ended in a thrilling tiebreaker, but Samsonova just edged out the win to clinch the tie. 

With Canada having lost its first two ties, the finale against Latvia held less weight as they were already eliminated from the knock-out stage. With the lack of pressure hanging over their heads, Canada felt much more at ease in its three matches. 

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Comiskey won her first match of the week against Adelina Lachinova in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, overcoming an early deficit to change her fortunes. Lagaev followed suit, winning her match against Beatrise Zeltina in another three-hour affair that ended in a tiebreaker.  

The doubles finale pitted Comiskey and Marton against Lachinova and Kamilla Cernousova. The Canadians ended their day with a third win as the doubles partners took home the match in straight sets 7-6(4), 6-3. 

Even though Team Canada failed to secure a spot in the knock-out stage, they kept their composure throughout the week and managed to turn early frustration against its earlier opponents into statement wins by the end of it.