TORONTO – Shahier Razik of Toronto and Miranda Ranieri of
Waterloo, Ont., were crowned the men’s and women’s champions on
Saturday at the Harrow Canadian Squash Championships which took
place this week at the National Squash Academy.
In a battle of the top-two seeds in the men’s final, number-one
Razik took the title for the fifth time in six years defeating
Shawn DeLierre of Brossard, Que., 11-6, 11-9, 11-0. Although the
match lasted over an hour, thanks to a let ridden second game,
it didn’t match some of the epic battles the pair have had in
Andrew McDougall of Calgary won the bronze.
In the women’s final, Ranieri overcame a 4-8 deficit in the
second game en route to her second consecutive national title
defeating fourth-seed Stephanie Edmison of Toronto 11-6, 11-8,
11-4. Ranieri, seeded second,scored seven unanswered points to
catch, pass and win that second game.
‘’The second game could have gone either way,’’ said Ranieri.
‘’Stephanie played really well and I was able to hit a couple
deep on my rally. If I hadn’t won that second game, it could
have been much different.’’
In the third place match, Samantha Cornett of Ottawa defeated
top-seed Alexandra Norman of Montreal in straight games. Edmison
had upset Norman in Friday’s semifinal.
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