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Canadian doubles: Experience tells in final

Men's finalists


OTTAWA (ON) – There is something in the Montreal smoke meat that makes real fighters out of some and causes others to just drink, party and soak-up the wonderful Quebec culture. The 2011 Ridley Windows and Doors Canadian Doubles Championship hosted at the prestigious Atwater Club, became a collection of nail biting 5 setters, tragic upsets and victorious repeats. On behalf of Squash Canada we would like to thank all of the sponsors, particularly the continued generosity of title sponsors Jon LeHeup & Doug Bannan of Ridley Windows & Doors. The sponsors included Black Knight, Dunlop, Fort Financial Group, MacDougall, MacDougall & Mac Tier Inc., Shake Design, and McAuslan Breweries. Thanks to the many patrons and the brilliant organizational skills of Tournament Chair Michael Martin and his extremely able committee.
Men‚s Open
The older half of the 2010 Defending Champions and # 2 seed, Mike Pirnak banked on age and wisdom partnering up with 49 year-old Willie Hosey to decisively defeat the #1 seeds James Hewitt & Chris Deratnay (ON) 9, 18-14, 9. Consolation Winners: Steve Burnham & Rob Nigro 3-1 over Michael Meredith & Josh Schwartz (QC)

Women‚s Open
Once again the older half of the 2010 Defending Champions #1 seed Stephanie Hewitt won but choose to partner with a younger up and coming Canadian National Team singles star Stephanie Edmison (ON) to defeat the other half of the 2010 Champions; the #2 seeds, formidable Jessica DiMauro and her good friend Seanna Keating (ON) 12 (12) 10,10 ≤ playoff-Ruth Castellino & Cathy Covernton (BC) 9 (11) 11, 13 over Kirsteen Burton & Kelly Kuru (ON)

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