Ottawa, ON, March 9, 2020 – The 2020 Canadian University and College Squash Championships were a huge success this past weekend (March 6-8) where 48 of the best post-secondary squash players from across Canada converged on the Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet Club in Toronto, Ontario. New champions were crowned in all categories with Sam Cornett and Ravi Seth capturing the Open Titles.
In the Women’s Open division, heavy favourite Sam Cornett of George Brown College added to her collection of various National Titles. She dominated the field of five players by going 4-0 in the round robin to win the Women’s Open category and the title of Canadian University and College Women’s Champion. “The Canadian University and College Championships was a great event, run really well by Manu, Mayfair Lakeshore, and Squash Canada,” said Women’s Open Champion Sam Cornett. “I played well, enjoyed playing and enjoyed watching many really tight matches. Thanks for a great event!” It was never really close throughout the weekend as Cornett won all of her matches by 3-0 scores proving that she is a legend in the sport of squash in this country no matter when and where she takes to the court.
Rounding out the Women’s Open draw, Marlow Benson of Queen’s University captured Silver going 3-1 in the round robin and Amelia Knapp of Queen’s University brought home Bronze going 2-2 in the round robin.
In the Men’s Open Division, it was Ravi Seth (University of Waterloo) who came out on top capturing the title of Canadian University and College Men’s Champion. Seth was up 2-0 in the Championship Match against Darosham Khan (University of Guelph Humber) when the match ended abruptly due to Khan being forced to retire in the 3rd game due. Khan took home the Silver and Dominic Wren from Heritage College won the Bronze. “I am thrilled to have won the Canadian University and College Championships. The University of Waterloo Men’s and Women’s team have been training hard all season and we had an excellent showing at this event,” said Men’s Open Champion Ravi Seth. “There were nine University of Waterloo representatives (including coach and trainer) participating and supporting each other. I had a great time with great competition. I look forward to participating next year.”
In addition, the event held a Women’s A, Women’s B and Men’s A draw. There was high level squash throughout the weekend and after many grueling matches, the following winners were crowned in their respective divisions – congratulations to Jasmine Boucley (John Abbott College) in Women’s A, Tori Grootjen (University of Waterloo) in Women’s B and Benjamin Griffith (University of Waterloo) in Men’s A.
“I enjoyed my first experience at the university and college championships, where I had the chance to meet players who reconcile sports and studies like me,” said Women’s A Winner Jasmine Boucley. “The experience was enhanced by the Quebec players, coaches and sports psychologists with whom I had the opportunity to travel.”
Full List of Event Medalists
- Women’s Open:
- Gold: Sam Cornett (George Brown College)
- Silver: Marlow Benson (Queen’s University)
- Bronze: Amelia Knapp (Queen’s University)
- Men’s Open:
- Gold: Ravi Seth (University of Waterloo)
- Silver: Darosham Khan (University of Guelph Humber)
- Bronze: Dominic Wren (Heritage College)
- Women’s A:
- Gold: Jasmine Boucley (John Abbott College)
- Silver: Lea Provencal (University of Montreal)
- Bronze: Jenna Dhanani (Queen’s University)
- Men’s A:
- Gold: Benjamin Griffith (University of Waterloo)
- Silver: Mateo Buitrago (University of Saskatchewan)
- Bronze: Leon Trillia (University of Guelph)
- Women’s B:
- Gold: Tori Grootjen (University of Waterloo)
- Silver: Isabelle Lavallee-Gordon (University of Waterloo)
- Bronze: Anvita Dias (Western University)
For complete results as well as draws/schedules – click here.