Sophasath competes at nats
Shawn Sophasath took to the court in Quebec earlier this month. (File photo)
Shawn Sophasath has now competed on the national stage.
The local tennis player was 1-2 in the under-12 division at the Rogers Junior National Championships in Mont-Tremblant, Que. earlier this month.
Sophasath dropped all three of his preliminary matches to finish fourth in his pool, falling 6-0, 6-0 to Quebec's Nicaise Muamba, 6-0, 6-0 to B.C.'s Andy Sun and 6-1, 6-1 to Quebec's Juan Manuel Lopez.
Assigned to the fourth flight, Sophasath opened with a 6-0, 6-3 loss to the Atlantic region's Collin Connors, but on the consolation side, pulled out a 7-5, 7-5 win over Atlantic's Julian Oxner. He then wrapped the tournament with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Atlantic's August McIntyre.