Ontario’s James Pintea and Hollie Lau played Roxana Pao and Calvin Chong from Alberta for the gold medal in mixed doubles.
Alberta was able to win game 1 by a score of 11-9 on its 4th game point after being up 10-6. Ontario rebounded to win game 2, 11-6 to even the match at 1 game apiece. The key point in game 3 was taking a timeout at 10-8 after losing 2 game points. Even though Ontario lost the next point to make it 10-9, they were able to win the next point and win 11-9 to move 2 games to 1 up. The 4th game was another tight one but Ontario was able to win it 11-9 and take the gold medal.
When asked what were your first thought after winning the last point, James Pintea said “we get a gold medal”. James added “we have to be strong mentally to win a match like this” when questioned about playing a strong team such Alberta.
In the bronze medal match, British Columbia’s Mike Yue and Teri Zhou came from 2 games to 1 down against Quebec’s Mathieu Theriault and Li Quan Ly to win 3 to 2. The scores of the games were 7-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8 and 11-6 to give BC the bronze medal.