December 2nd, 2008
Luke Couture won the U19 singles and mixed doubles events at the Island Open Jr Badminton Tournament on Nov 28-30 in Victoria. In the singles event Luke ran his opponent into the ground, defeating Angus MacDonald 21-17, 17-21, 21-12.
Luke partnered with Vivian Yan in mixed doubles to claim the title over Bryan Cassels and Ayaka Wakatsuk, with game scores of 19-21, 21-14, 21-11. Zack Yim was runner up in the consolation singles event and teamed up with Luke, placing 3rd in the doubles event.
This was a Badminton BC sactioned A event that will improve Luke's provincial ranking. Luke was the recipient of the 2008-09 Presidents scholarship for Badminton.