Glen­garry Gaels tie for first in SD&G ten­nis

The Glengarry News - - Sports In the Glens - Sean Bray

For the sec­ond straight year, Glen­garry District High School snagged the SD&G high school ten­nis over­all cham­pi­onship, though this time around the Gaels have to share the crown with La Ci­tadelle.

GDHS had 16 stu­dent-ath­letes com­pet­ing at the event in Corn­wall, with Gaels win­ning gold in three of the ten di­vi­sions. Gaels also won two sil­ver medals.

In­ter­na­tional stu­dent Jor­dina Font Mon­tero, play­ing for Glen­garry, won the se­nior girls class, over Am­ber Flan­ni­gan from La Ci­tadelle.

Brooke Lapierre and Bai­ley Pid­geon com­bined forces to nab gold in se­nior mixed dou­bles.

The ju­nior mixed dou­bles ti­tle also went to GDHS, as Ella Camp­bell and Om Pa­tel teamed up and pre­vailed.

Sil­ver-medal-win­ning Gaels were De­nali Dorn and Robyn Howes (in se­nior girls dou­bles) and Addison Hay (ju­nior boys sin­gles).

The Oct. 4 tour­na­ment also saw Jayme McPher­son and Sara Cusi-Aras reach the semi­fi­nal round in ju­nior girls dou­bles, Liam Fil­ion play through to the semis in se­nior boys sin­gles, and El­lie MacKinnon fin­ish as semi­fi­nal­ist in ju­nior girls sin­gles. The Gaels were coached by Anne Mac­Don­ald. Top fin­ish­ers qual­ify for EOSSAA, to be held next spring. Tagwi had three play­ers at the SD&G event, in­clud­ing the duo of Makayla Vil­leneuve and Kingston An­der­son who “had a great time play­ing in their first or­ga­nized ten­nis tour­na­ment,”says coach Marc Mainville.

Bran­don Watkins won gold in se­nior boys sin­gles, over sil­ver medal­list Adria Marata, from Char-Lan.

For Watkins, it’s his third high school ten­nis medal. Last year, he won sil­ver in mixed dou­bles. In all four years he’s com­peted, he’s reached an SD&G fi­nal.

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Char- Lan’s team of Roan MacLen­nan and Jack Cayer gar­nered gold in ju­nior boys dou­bles, beat­ing Noah Morin and Ezekiel Fon­taine from La Ci­tadelle.

In ju­nior boys sin­gles, John Van Put­ten, of Holy Trin­ity, won the ti­tle.

The Fal­cons team is coached by Paul Langevin.

In some cases, third- place fin­ish­ers may end up play­ing at next spring’s EOSSAA tour­na­ment, re­plac­ing medal­list in­ter­na­tional stu­dents who have re­turned to their home coun­tries.

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DY­NAMIC DUO: GDHS’ Bai­ley Pid­geon, left, and Brooke Lapierre claimed gold in the se­nior mixed dou­bles di­vi­sion, at last week’s SDGAA high school ten­nis cham­pi­onships.

There’s a break in the bas­ket­ball ac­tion at Char-Lan DHS.

TAGWI’S BRANDONWATKINS

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