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Sunday, October 2, 2022
PHOTOS: Quebec strikes gold in Summer Games tennis in NOTL
Isabella Yan from team Saskatchewan. Somer Slobodian
Isabella Yan from team Saskatchewan. Somer Slobodian
Player from team Quebec playing against team British Columbia. Somer Slobodian
Quebec's Mélodie Collard playing againts team British Columbia. Somer Slobodian
Quebec's Ange Kevin Koua. Somer Slobodian
Quebec's Kuang Qing Xu sends a serve back to British Columbia's Denny Bao. Somer Slobodian
Quebec's Kuang Qing Xu plays British Columbia's Denny Bao for gold. Somer Slobodian
A crowd at the NOTL tennis club for the gold medal game. Somer Slobodian
British Columbia's Connor Church. Somer Slobodian
British Columbia's Henry Ren gives it his all against Quebec. Somer Slobodian
British Columbia's Leena Bennetto. Somer Slobodian
British Columbia's Henry Ren. Somer Slobodian
British Columbia's Leena Bennetto gives it her all at the NOTL tennis club. Somer Slobodian
British Columbia's Leena Bennetto. Somer Slobodian
Quebec's Kuang Qing Xu plays against British Columbia's Denny Bao. Somer Slobodian

Extra match was needed to decide the winner

It was a long and exciting week at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club.

And, on Saturday, deciding the gold medal winner for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games required an extra match.

The Games brought some of the best young tennis players in the country to NOTL to compete.

On Saturday, team British Columbia and team Quebec went head-to-head for gold.

They played six matches, each one the best-of-three sets.

During the final, British Columbia and Quebec played six matches, two each of boys, two of girls, and one each of boys and girls doubles.

Whoever wins the majority of the six matches, wins gold.

However, since both British Columbia and Quebec won three matches each, they had to play a seventh match of mixed doubles. This is when the teams consist of one male and one female each.

In the seventh and final match, Quebec’s Mélodie Collard and Maxime St-Hilaire battled against B.C.’s Reece Carter and Aram Noroozian.

After an intense finale, Quebec won the mixed doubles match, taking home the gold.

British Columbia won silver and Ontario took bronze.

Tennis isn’t the only sport to be played in Niagara-on-the-Lake during the Games. Starting Wednesday, the sailing competition will hit the water off the NOTL Sailing Club.