Team Canada Takes A Hit At Astor Trophy

Grace St-Germain (File Photo - Scott MacLeod,
Grace St-Germain (File Photo - Scott MacLeod,
Grace St-Germain (File Photo – Scott MacLeod,

After a day away from competition where fitness training and some practice was in order the five player contingent from Team Canada returned to action Wednesday at the Astor Trophy Competition in Australia.

The young Canadian squad, including Ottawa’s Grace St-Germain, were in tough against the powerful team from Great Britain and Ireland in the five nation competition.

The disparity showed in the opening team matches where both Canadian pairs lost by a score of 5&4.

Naomi Ko and Grace St-Germain lost to Bronte Law and Chloe William. Law is a Curtis Cup team member for GB&I who already has multiple NCAA wins playing for UCLA.

In the other match Team Canada’s Jaclyn Lee and Michelle Kim lost to Charlotte Thomas and Hayley Davis.

The afternoon singles proved to be the only bright spot for Team Canada as they were able to at least earn two points from the five matches.  One of those came by the way of St-Germain who beat Chloe Williams by a resounding score of 5&4.  Naomi Ko also took her match against the powerful Bronte Law, 2&1.  Unfortunately Jaclyn Lee, Michelle Kim, and Alisha Lau lost to their opponents.

The two points won on the day brings Canada to 4.5 points in total. After three rounds of competition Canada sits in 5th place.

On Thursday they will resume play, with matches against South Africa. Their remaining opponent with will be New Zealand to complete Astor Trophy competition.