Regina-born tennis player Keegan Rice is coming off a debut performance in the junior boys division at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
In singles, Cooper Williams of the United States defeated Rice 6-4, 6-3 in a first-round match.
The 16-year-old Rice also teamed up with Hoyoung Roh of South Korea in doubles.
In Round 1, Rice and Roh posted a third-set super-tiebreaker victory over the Australian tandem of Thomas Gadecki and Hugh Winter. Rice and Roh won 4-6, 6-1 (10-6).
Rice and Roh proceeded to a Round 2 match against Alexander Blockx of Belgium and Joao Fonseca of Brazil. Blockx and Fonseca, the top-seeded duo, won 6-3, 4-6 (10-3).
SCHNEIDER’S STRONG START
Lorraine Schneider’s Highland Curling Club team defeated Cindy Ricci of Estevan 8-4 on Wednesday in opening-draw action at the Saskatchewan women’s championship at Affinity Place in Estevan.
Schneider curls with third Larisa Murray, second Ashley Williamson and lead Amanda Kuzyk.
Also on Wednesday night, it was: Robyn Silvernagle (North Battleford) 6, Brooklyn Stevenson (Highland) 2; Ashley Howard (Highland) 7, Jessica Mitchell (Saskatoon) 4; and, Sherry Anderson (Saskatoon) 8, Madison Kleiter (Saskatoon) 7.
Thursday’s draws are slated for 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The final is slated for Sunday at 3 p.m.
Logan Linklater, formerly of the Regina Pats, had two goals and two assists as the Kindersley Klippers defeated the Notre Dame Hounds 6-2 in Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League action.
Tylin Hilbig also had two goals and two helpers for the Klippers at Duncan McNeill Arena in Wilcox. Liam Hunks had both Notre Dame goals.
SCHMIDT SPARKS STORM
Two goals by Lucius Schmidt powered the Pilot Butte Storm to a 4-1 Prairie Junior Hockey League victory over Fort Knox at the Pilot Butte Recreation Centre on Wednesday.
Jaxon Henry and Easton Johns also scored for Pilot Butte (23-7-0-2), which got two assists from Nikolas Smolinski and Adam Husli. Castor Berezuik scored for Fort Knox (14-16-0-2).
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