SHERBROOKE, QC – Team BC tennis wrapped up their Canada Games today, competing for gold in all five events held at Centre Rock Forest.
In team play, Alexander Day (Vancouver), won his match against Ontario’s Brayden Niels Schnur who retired due to injury in the second set. Singles Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford), Kyryll Kryvchun (West Vancouver) and Alexis Prokipuik (West Vancouver) were defeated in their respective matches.
“I went out and I lost but I played a good match,” said Prokipuik. “I played one of my training partners so I know how she plays and tried to use that to my advantage. In the end, it just didn’t come out the way I wanted it today, but I’m super proud of my team. We’re all playing really well and supporting each other.”
With the goal of tying it up, doubles Stacey Fung (North Vanouver) and Daniella Silva (Surrey), won their match against Ontario. On the men’s side, Felix Fan and Patrick Hall were defeated by the Ontario team, earning BC a silver medal in team play.
In individual events, Alexander Day took on Alberta’s Harrison Scott in the gold medal match-up. After two fast-play sets, Day was defeated and walked away with the silver medal in men’s singles. The women’s event saw Alexis Prokopuik face off with Erin Routliffe of Ontario and after a hard-fought match, Prokopuik took silver.
With redemption in mind, BC teams faced Ontario in both men and women’s doubles. This time around, results were reversed with Fung and Sliva winning an additional silver medal. On the men’s side, Fan and Hall overcame Ontario in three sets, earning BC its only gold medal in tennis.
Overall, Team BC tennis came away with five medals, in five events – the only province on the podium for every tennis event.
Quinn Moberg (Garibaldi Highlands) made history today, winning bronze in the inaugural mountain bike men's sprint. This year marks the first time this event has been held at a Canada Summer Games.
Moberg battled between third and fourth place throughout the 800-metre course to add a second bronze medal to the one he won earlier this week with Evan Guthrie (Peachland) and Rhys Verner (Garibaldi Highlands), in the men’s relay event.
"I knew I could do good today," said Moberg just after his win. "I like the sprint. It suits my racing style. I had a good start and was going back and forth between third and fourth. You never really know what can happen on any given day, but I sure feel happy right now."
After the individual time trial, Moberg was seeded 8th. He then placed second in both his quarterfinal and semifinal. In the six-man final Moberg was able to pull through and finish the race in third.
A fantastic end to a great week of racing, Moberg will forever be enshrined in Canada Games’ record books as the first male athlete to ever win a bronze medal in this event.
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About Team BC
Every four years the Province of British Columbia assembles a team of athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff to represent the province at Canada's premiere multi-sport events - the Canada Winter Games, the Canada Summer Games and the Western Canada Summer Games. Representing the best in BC, they are known as Team BC. The Team BC program is more than British Columbia's best; it is also about building excellence. For some athletes, the Canada Games are a goal along the way to what they hope will be success in sport at major multi-sport Games including Olympic and Paralympic Games.
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2013 Canada Summer Games will be held August 2 – 17, 2013 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, bringing together approximately 4,500 athletes who will be competing in 20 disciplines, along with coaches, managers and officials from coast to coast.
For more information on Team BC, including latest results, athlete profiles and calendar of upcoming events, visit www.teambc.org. High resolution images are available for download through flickr.com or directly on Team BC’s website.
Team BC Media Contact in Sherbrooke:
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