Dianne Lavoie of Moncton had a great debut at her first International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level Tournament held this past week in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. She won 3 matches in the 60+ ladies singles draw to make the finals including wins over the second and fourth seeds on the way. She lost to Joelle Marcil in a hard fought match 4/1, 1/4, 10/7.
A total of 308 players from several countries took part including Dianne and six other players from New Brunswick. Unfortunately the weather forced some modification of match scoring and the cancellation of consolation matches.
In other NB player results, Brian Gallant of Shediac Bridge won his first round match in 40+ singles but lost to the number four seed Mathieu Giguere 4/1, 3/5, 10/2 in the quarter finals. Pierre Gallant of Moncton lost a close match in his first round of the 45+ singles event losing 2/6, 7/5, 7/5 to Patrice Veillette. Brian and Pierre teamed up in doubles and made it to the semi-finals of the 35+ doubles draw where they fell to the top seeded team in a super tight match losing 1/4, 5/4, 19/17. Wayne Veysey of Moncton won his first round match in the 65+ singles draw but then fell to the number eight seed in the quarter-finals losing 6/2, 6/4 to Steve Fricker. Gerald Goodine of Fredericton also won his first round match in the 60+ singles draw in a tight 7/6, 7/6 result but then got knocked out by the number three seeded Yves Bree from Belgium losing 6/2, 6/4. Raymonde Breau of Moncton finished with a 1 – 3 record in the 70+ ladies singles draw getting a win over Maria Dinga but dropping her other matches including two of which went into the 3rd set tiebreaker. Camille Vautour lost his second round match in the 70+ singles draw with a 6/1, 6/1 loss to Eric Steinberg. Marc Pepin from Fredericton, now living in Toronto, teamed up with Pascal Feydel of France to win the 60+ men’s doubles title. There are no results from the mixed doubles draws currently available but I will update when I have them.
Congrats to all the New Brunswick players.