Tennis

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has been named to the Canadian team that will represent the country at the Davis Cup Championships in Spain in November. It’s the 21st time Pospisil has represented Canada in Davis Cup competition. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Vernon player named to Canada’s Davis Cup tennis squad

Vasek Pospisil will be the veteran of a team that includes four young guns preparing for glory in Spain

 

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s draw with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over 16th-seeded German Angelique Kerber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Minchillo

Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez beats Kerber to continue impressive U.S. Open run

What’s more the 23-year-old Osaka came in riding a 16-match Grand Slam win streak

 

Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)

UBC Okanagan alum goes for gold at Paralympics

Dr. Rob Shaw will compete in the singles wheelchair tennis event

 

Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)

Team Red bounces past Team White at Lake Country tennis tourney

Lake Country Tennis Association’s sixth Team Tournament draws field of 28 players, four teams of seven

Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)
In memory of long-time member Joe Fabi, the Vernon Tennis Association is hosting an informal dedication to his memory at Marshall Field on Saturday, July 24, at 4 p.m.  All tennis players, family, friends and acquaintances of Joe are invited to attend. (Vernon Tennis Association photo)

Memorial toast served up for Vernon tennis staple

Joe Fabi celebrated at Marshall Field Saturday

In memory of long-time member Joe Fabi, the Vernon Tennis Association is hosting an informal dedication to his memory at Marshall Field on Saturday, July 24, at 4 p.m.  All tennis players, family, friends and acquaintances of Joe are invited to attend. (Vernon Tennis Association photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Vernon tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, and doubles action Wednesday, at The Wimbledon Championships in London. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo)

Vernon tennis star ready for Wimbledon

Vasek Pospisil tunes up by reaching quarterfinals at event in Eastbourne; won doubles at Wimbledon in 2014

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, and doubles action Wednesday, at The Wimbledon Championships in London. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada walks off the court as she retired during her finals match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barty won 6-3, 4-0, as Andreescu retired due to injury. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada walks off the court as she retired during her finals match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barty won 6-3, 4-0, as Andreescu retired due to injury. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Vernon Tennis Association will serve up its new season starting April 19, right after the association’s anual general meeting on April 15. (VTA photo)

Vernon tennis group serves up meeting

Vernon Tennis Association holds AGM April 15; plans call for summer programs to go ahead

The Vernon Tennis Association will serve up its new season starting April 19, right after the association’s anual general meeting on April 15. (VTA photo)
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point against Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil named B.C.’s Athlete of the Year

The tennis pro had quite the year on the ATP Tour

Canada’s Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point against Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has been named one of five winners of PacificSport Okanagan’s Community Sport Hero 2021 athletic excellence award. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil, Elena Gaskell, honoured for excellence

Tennis player and freestyle skier win PacificSport Okanagan awards

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has been named one of five winners of PacificSport Okanagan’s Community Sport Hero 2021 athletic excellence award. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil was named the ATP Comback Player of the Year Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil named ATP Comeback Player of the Year

Pospisil reached two ATP finals, finished year ranked 61st in the world

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil was named the ATP Comback Player of the Year Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil finished the ATP season with a runner-up result at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria, following a loss in the finals to Italian Jannik Sinner Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil comes up just short of first ATP title

Local tennis pro finishes runner-up at the Sofia Open with a finals loss Saturday

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil finished the ATP season with a runner-up result at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria, following a loss in the finals to Italian Jannik Sinner Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil fell in the first round of the French Open men’s singles tennis championship for the seventh straight time Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Canadian Press file photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil ousted at French Open

Paris has never been kind to Vernon tennis star, now 0-7 at the Grand Slam event

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil fell in the first round of the French Open men’s singles tennis championship for the seventh straight time Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Canadian Press file photo)
Vernon’s own Vasek out of open

Vernon’s own Vasek out of open

Pospisil beaten by Australia’s Alex de Minaur in US Open tennis tournament

Vernon’s own Vasek out of open
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil part of Canadian tennis history

Stunning five-set upset of 8th seed propels Pospisil into the fourth round at US Open

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the third round of the US Open Tennis Championships with a win versus fellow Canadian Milos Raonic Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Tennis Canada File)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil tops fellow Canadian, advances to third round at US Open

Pospisil pulled off an upset versus Ontario’s Milos Raonic in New York

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the third round of the US Open Tennis Championships with a win versus fellow Canadian Milos Raonic Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Tennis Canada File)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced to the second round at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York following a straight-sets win over a German opponent. (AP file photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil moves into second round at US Open

Canadian tennis star scores straight-sets win over German foe in Grand Slam tournament

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced to the second round at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York following a straight-sets win over a German opponent. (AP file photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins play Tuesday, Sept. 1, against a German opponent at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York. (Tennis Canada File)

Vernon tennis star takes aim at US Open

Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, Sept. 1, against a German opponent

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins play Tuesday, Sept. 1, against a German opponent at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York. (Tennis Canada File)
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu returning for Credit One Bank Invitational

Andreescu has not played since she suffered a knee injury in late October at the WTA Finals in China.

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)