Penticton’s Ian Heck won four of his six matches in the 10th annual Squash Tournament at Penticton Racquet and Fitness Club on the weekend. Mark Brett/Western News

Winners at Okanagan squash tourney

Okanagan players turned in a strong showing at Penticton Squash Tournament

Locals turned in a strong showing at the 10th annual squash tournament at Penticton Racquet and Fitness Club, held on the weekend.

Both A and B division champs were from Penticton.

Braydon Kellett scored the A title, outlasting Kelowna’s Timothy Dottridge 11-8, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9 in the best of five final match Sunday.

Penticton’s Zak Sproule defeated Joel Vosburg of Kelowna in the championship round in straight games, 11-9, 14-12, 11-7.

Penticton junior Simon Albrechtson playing the C division finished runner up, losing in the final to Brett Martyna of Kelowna 10-12, 14-12, 11-8, 11-7.

The ladies champion was Kelowna’s Lisa Robazza who stopped Jean Verecki of Penticton in the final 11-4, 11-9, 11-6.

Related: Top squash players battling it out in Penticton

In the open division championship game it was Joe Forster of Kelowna over Victoria’s Graeme McCrea, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8.

To get to the A finals, Kellett had a bye in the first round, then defeated Aaron McRann and Cam Martyna Saturday.

For his win in the B division, Sproule got past Peter Kajaks on the first day, added a pair of wins Saturday over Tyler Kristiansen and Gerald Watson going on to meet Vosburg on the final day.

Albrechtson, playing against older competitors, stopped Brandon Mendonca in the first round, edged out Michael Arding and then defeated Ryan Vest in the semifinal to earn a spot in the championship.

Winner Martyna’s only loss of the tournament was the first game of the find round to Albrechtson.



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