Yukon table tennis players eliminated in quarterfinals

Half of Yukon's table tennis team reached the quarterfinals in the singles tournament at the Arctic Winter Games on Monday. However, none will be vying for medals in the finals on Friday in Fairbanks, Alaska.

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Half of Yukon’s table tennis team reached the quarterfinals in the singles tournament at the Arctic Winter Games on Monday. However, none will be vying for medals in the finals on Friday in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Four Yukon players reached the quarterfinal, thereby placing in the top-eight, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

Yukon’s Alysha Gullison staged her team’s biggest comeback of the day to reach the quarters of the junior female division.

Gullison fought back from down two sets to beat Nunavik Quebec’s Paasa Lemire 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10. She finished the round-robin with a 2-1 record to advance to the quarterfinal where she lost to Valeriia Ovkadzhieva of Yamal, Russia, in three sets.

Yukon teammate Georgie Gaw went winless in junior female.

Both of Yukon’s juvenile females reached the quarterfinal. Grace-Anne Mary Janssen and Ashley Jade Harris produced wins over players from Canada’s other territories to advance.

Janssen lost in three sets to Yamal’s Karina Khusnullina and Harris lost in four to Charlotte Aculiak of Nunavik Quebec in the quarters.

“I was for the most part surprised by Ashley and Alysha, both of them had to win some tough matches,” said Yukon head coach Kevin Murphy. “All of them had to play a little tougher (matches to qualify), they didn’t win three straight (sets) in some of their matches.”

Yukon juvenile male Arcel Siosan reached the quarterfinal with a pair of wins in the round-robin. Teammate Abed Rajab went winless and did not make quarters in the same division.

Yukon’s Hassan Rajab won a tight five setter against Alex Huang of N.W.T. but two losses prevented him from making the quarters in junior male. Teammate Matthias Erik Hoenisch went winless in two matches in the same division.

Table tennis will recommence on Wednesday with the doubles tournament.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

Just Posted

Silver rules out HST, layoffs and royalty changes

Yukon’s financial advisory panel has released its final report

City of Whitehorse budgets $30M for infrastructure over four years

‘I think we’re concentrating on the most important things’

Yukon community liaison for MMIWG inquiry fired

Melissa Carlick, the Whitehorse-based community liaison officer for the national Missing and… Continue reading

Yukon man holds no grudge after being attacked by bison

‘The poor guy was only trying to fend off someone who he knew was trying to kill him’

Straight and true: the story of the Yukon colours

Michael Gates | History Hunter Last week, I participated in the 150th… Continue reading

Get ready to tumble: Whitehorse’s Polarettes to flip out at fundraiser

‘There’s a mandatory five-minute break at the end, just so people don’t fall over’

Alaska’s governor goes to China

There are very different rules for resource projects depending on which side of the border you’re on

Yukon survey shows broad support for legal pot

But there’s no consensus on retail and distribution models

Yukon government releases survey on the territory’s liquor laws

Changes could include allowing sale of booze in grocery stores

Get family consent before moving patients to other hospitals: NDP critic

‘Where is the respect and where is the dignity?’

Bill C-17 passes third reading in House of Commons

The bill, which will repeal controversial amendments made to YESAA by Bill S-6, will now go to Senate

White Pass and Yukon Route musical chugs on without director

The cast and crew of Stonecliff are pushing forward without Conrad Boyce, who went on medical leave

Most Read