It was a strong weekend for Deana Mainil at the Western Canadian Regional Pickleball Championships in Regina, as she came home with three medals, including two silver.
She played in the Women’s Singles 3.5+ (12 and over) category on Friday. Mainil would come away from the day with a bronze medal, going 3-2 overall throughout the day.
On Saturday, Mainil played in the Mixed Doubles Senior Open 4.5+ (50 and over) category, with her partner David Hesje from Elbow. They would drop their first match and end up on the B-Side of the bracket. There, they would win their next three games and earn a spot in the gold medal game. They would end up just short against the team of Rose Sawatsky and Jason Duran, coming home with the silver medal.
The final day of the tournament, Sunday, saw Mainil taking part in the Women’s Doubles 4.0 (12 and over). Her partner for the event was Carolyn Sanders from Fort Collins, Colorado, as her usual partner, her sister, ended up not being available due to an injury she suffered two weeks before the tournament.
The duo would win their first two games of the tournament, before being bumped over to the B-Side, where they picked up a win to move back to the A-Side, and a berth in the gold medal game. There, they were up against the team of Gaye Harris and Brenda Hawryluk, who had been the ones to knock them over to the B-Side earlier.
They would take the first two games, but a third one would be required, as Harris and Hawryluk had beaten them previously. Mainil and Sanders would come up just short in the extra game and finished with a silver medal.