Queensland, Australia | November 16, 2014
Grant Wilkie and Stirling Wood made Canada proud at the World Junior Championships in Queensland, Australia last week. The duo started off the competition playing singles against some tough opponents. There were many back and forth games for Wilkie, but the Saskatoon native finished the event with a 3-4 record, good for fifth place. Midland native, Wood, had less experience with the speedy greens, but adjusted quickly and played some great matches. In the end, she finished with a 2-5 record in the singles, marking her first international singles win against Cook Island, “I feel marvelous” Wood said following the match.
Following great play in the singles portion of the Championships, Wilkie and Wood joined forces to compete in the mixed pairs. Together, the two played very well and had many close matches against some of the top junior players. One game in particular was when Canada played Australia, with Canada narrowly losing 16-15. Following the match Wilkie said “we were so close”, Canada matched the play put on by the Aussies and used the game to help them in the remainder of the event.
At the end of the week and the mixed pairs’ event, Canada finished fifth in their section, with a 3-4 record. While the pair did not move into the playoff rounds, the accomplishments they created throughout the tournament were outstanding. Wilkie and Wood made Canada proud and with this experience, both players will be even harder to beat in the future.
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