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.