Glengarry Gaels tie for first in SD&G tennis
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.
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.