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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Canadian men, women win racquetball silver

SEOUL - Canada won a pair of silver medals Saturday at the International Racquetball Federation world championships.

Both the men's team and the women's team lost their final 3-0 to the defending champion United States.

In men's action, American Jack Huczek defeated Montreal's Vincent Gagnon 15- 13, 15-6 and American Rocky Carson got past Kris Odegard of Saskatoon, 15-10, 15-7. The Canadians forfeited the doubles match to the U.S.

Bolivia defeated Costa Rica for the bronze.

On the women's side, American Rhonda Rajsich beat Josee Grand'Maitre of Longueuil, Que., 15-8, 15-3 and Cheryl Gudinas defeated Winnipeg's Jennifer Saunders 15-9, 15-8. In doubles, Jackie Paraiso and Aimee Ruiz beat the Montreal tandem of Brandi Jacobson Prentice and Frederique Lambert, 15-8, 15-3.

Mexico beat host South Korea to capture the bronze medal.

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