REGINA: Graeme Kassautzki (Vancouver) had a pretty good summer leading up to the 2005 Canada Summer Games. He felt a medal was a definite possibility and he was right as he won a Gold medal in men?s singles (tennis). He had a 6-2, 7-6 win over Keziel Juneau of Quebec.
Kassautzki was down 1-5 in the second set but was able to keep his focus and slowly take control of the game until the tie-breaker.
?This ranks right up there with winning the 2003 Nationals,? said Kassautzki. ?When I was down that much in the second set, I just worked my way up to the tie breaker. I had a really good summer season so I feel that I?ve just been able to keep that momentum going.?
The eighteen-year-old leaves for his rookie year at the University of New Mexico immediately after the Games. He is the recipient of the 2004 and 2005 Premier?s Athletic Sports Award for Tennis and a recipient of two Canadian National Sportsmanship Awards.
Also in tennis, Mathew Martin (Surrey) and Kyle Sartorius (Vancouver) won a bronze medal in men?s doubles with a 3-6 6-2 7-5 win over Ontario?s Jeremy Langer and Robert McCallum. Team BC supporters can log on to www.teambc.org for complete details on the events, photos and athletes, as well as sign up to receive ?The Wave?, a daily electronic newsletter. Selected coverage of the Canada Summer Games will be broadcast on CBC TV (see media info on website for schedule). 306-737-1073.