• Team BC Off To A Hot Start at the 2019 Birmingham Nationals

  • massive-dev  |  October 31, 2019

Team BC started strong on the first day of the 2019 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Montreal. 

Men’s Singles
#1 seed Thomas Venos (Anmore) got off to a flying start in Men’s Singles with a 6/0 6/0 win over James Bernus (Manitoba) and a 6/1 6/1 victory against Jason Betker in Group 1. 

Teammate and Doubles partner Barry Henderson (Mission) showed why he’s the #2 seed with a 6/2 6/2 victory over Kyle Thompson (Alberta) and a 6/0 6/0 win against Maxime Dorion in Group 2 (QC). 

Women’s Doubles
Kirsten Sharp (Vancouver) and partner Candice Combdon (Ontario) dropped a tough match 0/6 1/6 to Gillian Cruz and Anne-Marie Dollnar (Ontario).

What’s Next for Team BC 

Women’s Singles
Kirsten Sharp will begin her title campaign on Friday as the #1 seed in Women’s Singles. Kirsten will play Gillian Cruz (Ontario) and Anne-Marie Dollnar (Ontario) in Group 1 with the top two finishers moving on to the semifinals. 

Men’s Singles
With two wins each, Barry and Thomas are both assured of a top 2 finish in their group, and a place in the Championship Qualifying Flight with a match left to play. Thomas play #6 seed Marko Golic (Ontario) and Barry play #8 seed Gabriel Cyr (Quebec). We’ll post an update once the Championship Qualifying Flight is finalized. 

Men’s Doubles
The dynamic duo of Thomas Venos and Barry Henderson open up their Doubles campaign with a quarterfinal match against Gabriel-1 Cyr and Paul Pepin (Quebec).  

Women’s Doubles
Kirsten Sharp and Candice Combdon will play Maude Jacques and Natalie Lanucha (Quebec) in their final match.