Fifth-seed Quebec surges to gold at Canadian women's team squash event - Metro US

Fifth-seed Quebec surges to gold at Canadian women’s team squash event

MONCTON, N.B. – Fifth-seeded Quebec defeated B.C. 2-1 on Sunday to win the Canadian women’s team squash title.

“We are surprised to win the gold,” said Tara Newman of Montreal, a member of last year’s fifth-place team. “We had no expectations.

“But we just improved as the tournament wore on. We had a couple of big wins in the round robin and gained confidence.”

Alexandra Norman gave Quebec a 1-0 lead defeating Sarah Parsons 9-4, 9-2, 9-5. Olga Puidgemont Sola cemented the gold by rallying from a 2-1 deficit to down Emma Parke 9-7, 5-9, 1-9, 9-2, 9-2. Newman lost her match 9-2, 9-3, 6-9, 9-4 to Alicia Haneine.

Ontario defeated Manitoba 3-0 to win the bronze medal.

Rebecca Hazell beat Nichole Mailey 9-3, 9-3, 9-3 before Stephanie Edmison defeated Alix Younger 9-0, 10-8, 9-1. Leah Debarres got past Danielle Parent 7-9, 9-5, 9-2, 9-7.

At age 46, Parent was the oldest player in the tournament.

“I’m certainly going to feel some pain (Monday),” said Parent, who also runs half marathons. “It’s not getting easier but I certainly still enjoy the sport.”

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