Badminton almost defends title!!

October 3rd, 2009

VIU Mariners Badminton hosted the 5th annual Team Challenge this weekend. VIU who had a 30-5 matches won/lost record through the first five rounds of play were attempting to defend the title they earned last year. After 6 rounds of hard fought competition Vic One, a well balanced team of young players from Victoria defeated VIU 5 events to 2 in the final round of the Gold Division. The 2 matches won by VIU in the final were; Luke Couture in mens singles over Ross Prager 21-11, 21-14 and Megan Yim / Mike Clark in the mixed doubles over Rachel Wan / Bryan Cassels 21-18, 21-14. Mens doubles could very easily have swung the match in VIU's favour as the 2 mens doubles matches were lost by the narrowest of margins; Mike Clark / Luke Couture were defeated by Riley Trottier / Bryan Cassels 21-19, 21-18 and Pat Thompson / Zack Yim lost to Richard Wan / Riley Trottier 21-19, 21-19. There were many great matches over the course of the weekend and the VIU team looks forward to the first BCCAA tournament on Oct 23-24 at Capilano.