Becks Dudley places 5th in return to National Squash Championship

By Mitch Bach
May 5, 2019 - 1:17pm Updated: May 6, 2019 - 8:26am

TORONTO, ON — Having not competed on the national stage in more than 15 years, stepping on the court was enough of a victory for Becks Dudley.

She went far beyond her greatest expectations.

Dudley's return to the Canadian Squash Championships landed her fifth overall after defeating Sophie Joubarne in straight sets (12-10, 11-0, 11-5) in the consolation final at Mayfair Lakeshore in Toronto on Saturday. 

Along with her fifth overall finish in the Women's A category, Dudley is also the consolation champion, and did so entering unseeded in a tournament that routinely welcomes many of the world's best. She leaves Toronto with a 4-1 record — her only loss coming to Amal Izhar in the main draw quarter-final.

This concludes an inspirational return to the squash court for Dudley, refueling a childhood passion after giving up the sport at the age of 15. She also took home a gold medal at the Women's Provincial Closed Championship in Edmonton to go along with titles in Lethbridge, Banff, Calgary, and Medicine Hat.

For more on Becks' chaotic journey over the past 15 years, click here to watch the first installment of a three-part series called 'Lost in the Mind'.

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