Canadian Pro Women’s Squash Doubles Championship (Invitational)
Longtime partners Narelle Krizek and Stephanie Hewitt put on a dominant display in Toronto this weekend. The invitational event concluded with a highly entertaining final in front of a packed Cricket Club gallery. The Cinderella story of the two young Canadians, Nikki Todd and Sam Cornett, who upset the number 1 seeds earlier in the tournament, ended when the Cricket Club’s own Steph Hewitt and partner Narelle Krizek put on an outstanding display of squash doubles. Krizek’s precision attacking and Hewitt’s error-free play and determination helped secure the veteran duo a 3-0 victory.
Thank you to all the pro-am participants and everyone else who came out to support. Thank you also to anyone who donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, the event raised over $25000 for the battle against breast cancer.
Defending Champions Krizek/Hewitt
Narrowly Lose Epic Five-Game Battle
The Toronto Cricket Club held it’s second WSDA invitational this weekend. The Canadian Pro Women’s Squash Doubles Championships, presented by Echelon Wealth Partners, showcasing 16 of the top female doubles players in the world was an action-packed weekend featuring an 8 team pro draw, 3 pro-am draws and a winner takes all shoot out.
The final, and culmination to a fantastic weekend of squash, was a marathon battle between two evenly matched teams. New pairing, Georgina Stoker and Suzie Pierrepont started slowly, struggling to counter Narelle Krizek’s all-court firepower. The second game saw the newly crowned World Champions assert themselves to level the score before taking the lead 2-1 with some impressive retrieving from Stoker in the third game. The English duo took a 12-8 lead in the 4th and looked to close out the match 3-1 before a barrage of Krizek winners and a sloppy error from Pierrepont forced the match into a 5th game.
The English pair started the 5th game strongly, establishing a lead they never relinquished, eventually closing out the match 15-11.
Final: Stoker/Pierrepont bt. Krizek/Hewitt: 12-15, 15-9, 15-11,13-15, 15-11
The event was held in support of The Canadian Cancer Society and raised over $23,000 for the cause. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and donated. To add your support, please CLICK HERE to make a donation.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event.
2016 BMO Canadian Pro Championships
Home Win for Hewitt in Toronto
Stephanie Hewitt and Narelle Krizek became to the 1st BMO Canadian Pro Champions, defeating World #1 Dana Betts and World #6 Fernanda Rocha 3-1 in front of a packed crowd at the Toronto Skate Club.
Coverage of the final will be on Rogers tv Toronto cable 10/63
Sat Oct 29th – 8pm, BMO Canadian Pro Women’s Squash Doubles
Sun Oct 30th – 5pm, BMO Canadian Pro Women’s Squash Doubles
Semi Final Results:
Betts/Rocha def Quick/McElhinny 3-2
Hewitt/Krizek def Rix/Khan 3-1
(15-7,11-15, 15-9, 15-11)