McGovern and Jones finished the tournament with a perfect record after sweeping away their round-robin opponents to a 9-0 record to finish first and head to the semi-final.
It was a bitter-sweet semi-final win, as McGovern and Jones were matched up with Niagara’s second mixed doubles team of Chloe Johnstone and Adam Rolson. In what started as a close draw, eventually McGovern/Jones blew open the contest and went on to advance to the gold medal final with a 8-2 win over Johnstone/Rolson.
Johnston/Rolson went on to the bronze final, where they fell to Humber-2 to finish fourth overall in mixed doubles play.
McGovern and Jones faced Humber College’s Team One, in what was there tightest draw of the tournament. After remaining tied through the first eight ends, The Knights and Hawks needed extra ends to decide a winner. McGovern and Jones added three in the extra ends to capture the college’s first gold medal in mixed doubles competition.
McGovern was also named the tournament’s female MVP for her play at the provincial championships this weekend.