Friday, 16 August 2013

Youth is Served in Sister Showdown

Kylie Waschuk captured the 2013 Manitoba Open Tennis
Championships women's singles title.

By Geoff Kirbyson

Kylie Waschuk had about 20 minutes to revel in avenging her three defeats at the hands of her sister at last year’s Manitoba Open.

The No. 2 seed in the women’s open singles defeated her older sibling in the final for her first Manitoba Open title when Evann retired with an injured back while trailing 6-4, 3-1.

Evann had defeated Kylie in singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the 2012 Open.

“It was good to get a little payback. I've lost to Evann many times growing up, so getting the win was great,” she said.

After a quick break for food and treatment on Evann’s back, the two paired up to defeat Lori Mann and Alix Younger, 6-3, 6-2, to clinch the women’s doubles title with a 3-0 record in the round robin.

After a summer of traveling to junior ITF tournaments, the Stanley Park Open, junior nationals and the just-completed Canada Games, the younger Waschuk was primed from playing some of the best juniors Canada has to offer.

“I thought I’d be well prepared for this year’s Manitoba Open. My plan was to run Evann hard,” she says.

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