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BC Junior Provincial Championships 2008
It's all smiles for Daniel and Natalie Raw, above, the winners of both singles and doubles events, in the Boys' 12 and the Girls' 10 categories.

This year's Championships were hosted by the Jericho Tennis Club, June 27 - July 1, 2008.

Photo 1 (left): Trudie Du Toit and her brother, Charles. came to cheer for their brother Riaan.   Remember Trudie?   She was one of the top players in BC and the runner up of last year's U18 event.   Trudie will go to the University of Oregon in September and will play for their "A" division.

Photo 2: Zach Lidster, left, and Riaan Du Toit relaxing, moments before their match.  Riaan beat Zach, 6-2, 6-2, to win the Boys' 14 Singles.  Zach later teamed up with Todd Fought to claim the Boys' 14 doubles title.

Photo 3: Jerome Lidster is keenly watching his son's match.

Photo 4: Karlos Prokopuik seen to give advice to her daughter Alexis (on the  right) and her doubles partner Georgia Comber before their match.

Photo 5: From left to right, Saroop Dhatt, Madeline Benn, Katherine Benn and Madison Shoemaker, enjoying their dinner at the players' reception.

Photo 6: Eleven-year-old Runjia Gan, the winner of the Girls' 14 Singles, has no backhand but only forehand.  She switches her racquet from left hand to right hand to play her strokes.  She also servers with both left and right.

Photo 7: Anett Ferenczi-Bako returning  Madison Shoemaker's serve in the finals of the Girls' 16 Singles.  Anett beat Madison in a close match, 6-4, 7-6.

Photo 8: Grandpa Dadfar, and mom Arezou came to support 10-year-old Sam Gouneili. They and other parents enjoyed nice sunny days at the Jericho Tennis Club with its beautiful beachfront and a view of the North Shore mountains.

Photo 9: The U12 players, left to right, Daniel Foxcroft, Michael Bitcon, Brendan Guay and Sam Gouneili.  Brendan's older brother Justin,  the winner of last year's event, lost to Ratan Gill in the Boys' 16 finals, 6-4, 6-4.

Event Entries Winner Runner up
Boys' 18 Singles
Boys' 16 Singles
Boys' 14 Singles
Boys' 12 Singles
Boys' 10 Singles
Girls' 18 Singles
Girls' 16 Singles
Girls' 14 Singles
Girls' 12 Singles
Girls' 10 Singles
Boys' 18 Doubles
Boys' 16 Doubles
Boys' 14 Doubles
Boys' 12 Doubles
Boys' 10 Doubles
Girls' 18 Doubles
Girls' 16 Doubles
Girls' 14 Doubles
Girls' 12 Doubles
Girls' 10 Doubles


Carl Ho
Ratan Gill
Riaan Du Toit
Daniel Raw
Larry Zhao
Daryl Thompson
Anett Ferenczi-Bako
Runjia Gan
Arisha Ladhani
Natalie Raw
Ladhar / Sherpa
Bertsch / Gill
Fought / Lidster
Ho / Raw
Comber / Zhao

Ferenczi-Bako / Robu
Benn / Dhatt
Campbell / Ladhani
Raw / Walker
Gauhar Raina
Justin Guay
Zach Lidster
Mark Nguyen
Jack Karp
Shaina Singh
Madison Shoemaker
Saroop Dhatt
Mackenzie Campbell
Devyn O'Reilly
Raina / Tchernikov
Guay / Ladhar
Bellomi / Portnov
Fought / Hoole
Bhatti / Karp

Barber / Shoemaker
Gjine / Tsui
Fung / Korzeniecki
Wrona / Zhu

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