Canada's junior team -- featuring B.C.'s Thomas Venos and Tomas Bourassa, as well as Ontario's Puisand Lai -- placed fourth at the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Sardinia, Italy. Canada narrowly lost 2-1 against Brazil.
Tomas Bourassa defeated F. Bernardes 6-1, 6-4. Tomas Venos battled against J. Torquato, but lost 6-4, 6-2. Team T(h)omas combined to battle in doubles, but ultimately went down 7-5, 6-4.
Though the loss is heartbreaking, the team has already qualified for next year's event in Holland. They also were aiming for a 6th place finish, so they defied expectations and rose to the pressure of this event.
Canada's quad team -- which featured B.C.'s Sarah Hunter, Rob Shaw (who trains in Kelowna) and Ontario's Gary Luker-- placed sixth.
Congratulations to all of the BCWSA members who participated in this event! We are always proud when our athletes and coaches get a chance to wear the maple leaf.