WINNIPEG (April 12, 2022) – Pool play at the Pan Am Championships has come to a close for Team Canada with strong results in men’s and mixed doubles and men’s singles. The tournament is taking place in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia from April 9 to 16, 2022.

Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau and Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge have advanced to the medal round seeded fourth after going undefeated in pool play. The team only lost one game in the first three days of competition when their opponents from Chile squeaked out a win by one point.

Iwaasa is also playing Mixed Doubles with Juliette Parent of Saint-Jacques. The team had solid results in pool play, winning two of three matches. They showed their resilience, with all three matches going to five games.  Iwaasa and Parent go into the medal round seeded third.

Murray won two of this three singles matches in pool play. His first two matches were won easily, but he faced a tough opponent in a loss to Elias Nieto of Mexico. Murray goes into the medal round in seventh place.

Cassie Prentice of Macrorie and partner Alexis Iwaasa of Edmonton have also advanced to the medal round in women’s doubles where they are seeded seventh. Prentice is also seeded fifth in the Girl’s 21 & U singles medal round.

Changes to the competition format for the Pan Am Championships mean that only the top two players from each pool advance to the medal round. Trevor Webb of Cambridge, Michèle Morissette of Baie-Comeau and Juliette Parent of Saint-Jacques will play singles in the consolation round.

The Team Event, which is making a return to international competition, begins on April 14. Teams from each national will face off in a series of singles and doubles matches.

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Team Canada Pool Play Results from April 9 to 11, 2022

Women’s Open Singles

Men’s Open Singles

Women’s Open Doubles

Men’s Open Doubles

Mixed Open Doubles

Girl’s 21 & U Singles