Wednesday, August 12, 2015


The Roman Cup Memorial Ontario Junior Open and the Sporting Life Ontario Open were held in Ottawa at the Rideau Club between July 29th and August 3rd. The Roman Cup was created in honour of local tennis professional Roman Kowalski and signifies his and his family’s passion for and dedication to tennis. These championships have been steadily growing in popularity and this year there were well over four hundred entries.  That’s a lot of tennis!

The champions, finalists and semifinalists in singles and the doubles champions and finalists are listed here. 

U10 Boys Sasha Rozin, Matthew Overvelde,Liam Drover-Mattinen,Chase Stark.
U10 Girls Cadence Brace, Victoria Mboko, Victoria Linkovski, Maria Popova.

U12 BS Aiden Drover-Mattinen, Stefano Liokossis, Marcello Audino, David Gauberg.
BD Stefano Liokossis & Marcello Audino, Joshua Kim & Adrian Smith.
U12 GS Dasha Plekhanova, Catherine Isabelle Denysiewicz-Slowek, Emma Rutherford, Kelly Norkor Dowuona  GD Juliette Begin & Catherine Isabelle Denysiewicz-Slowek, Jessica Luisa Alsola, Dasha Plekhanova

U14 BS Ethan Meanchos, Stefan Storch, Marko Arezina, Ashton Cross.  BD Ethan Meanchos & Alex Oancea, Isaac Ogilvy & Stefan Storch.
U14 GS Natasha Sengphrachanh, Alexandra Mikhailuk, Alexandra Arkhipov, Karin Hamilton. GD Alexia Di Giulio & Natasha Sengphrachanh, Alexandra Arkhipov & Alexandra Mikhailuk.

U16 BS Malik Bhatnagar, Sasha Pachnev, Michel-Alexandre Fortin, Philippe Laroche. BD Malik Bhatnagar & Peter Kuszynski, Michal Ostrzygalo & Oscar Yang.
U16 GS Ashleigh Jacobs, Noemie Lapointe, Natasha Sengphrachanh, Laura Crivei. GD Laura Crivei & Betina Stanescu, Rita Colyer & Natasha Sengphrachanh.

U18 BS Clarke Wilson, Roy Stepanov, Joshua Robert Wilson, Simon Stoula. BD Hielke Moore & Roy Stepanov, Marc Isaia & Clarke Wilson.
U18 GS Ashleigh Jacobs, Anna Philp, Tiara Higuchi, Rhea Verma. GD Tiara Higuchi & Anna Philp, Ashleigh Jacobs & Sophia Kateryna Storch.

Sporting Life Ontario Open
MS Serge Oliver Becerra, Egor Koleganov, Julien Belair, Sam Philp. MD Julien Belair & Alain Jr P Humblet, Serge Oliver Becerra & Jesse Flores.
WS Petra Januskova, Sandra Dynka, Ekaterina Shulaeva, Anne-Sophie Courteau. WD Anne-Sophie Courteau & Petra Januskova, Leigh Bradwell & Ekaterina Shulaeva.

Singles champions Serge Oliver Becerra and Petra Januskova are pictured here with the Ontario Open permanent trophies.

Congratulations to all the champions and players who saw success and a big thank you to the OTA staff, the officials, the Rideau Club and all the parents and players who helped make sure that this event was completed and that this highlight of the summer played on the long weekend in the middle of summer was such a great success.  There was even a 128 draw one-point tournament played to keep things fun and light!