December 4th, 2011
The feathers were flying this weekend as VIU hosted the 7th annual VIU Team Challenge. Teams from Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Port Alberni battled hard for the team title but the experience of the BCCAA Alumni Team proved too much for the young crew from Victoria as the Alumni took the final 5 matches to 2. The Alumni team of Mike Clark, Megan Yim, Jenny Aronson, Lena Watt and Marc Petreman (now a coach of the Langara College team) who are all graduates of VIU/ Malaspina College combined with David Yuan (Capilano College) and Alyssa Derrick (Langara College) to form a very powerful squad. The
In individual event competition current VIU Team members made the presence felt with Bryan Cassels defeating David Yuan in the Men’s Singles final and Pat Thompson finished 4th overall. Bryan Cassels teamed up with VIU grad and assistant coach Mike Clark to win the Mens Doubles defeating Marc Petreman and Pat Thompson in the final. Julia Kueck finished second overall in the Womens Singles.
The VIU team will be back in PacWest action January 27-29, 2012.