Badminton Challenge Cup

November 12th, 2017

Badminton Challenge Cup hosted at VIU Gymnasium Nov 10-12 results.

Two solid victories for the VIU Badminton Team

7-2 win for VIU vs UVIC 
Graydon Robb (5th year and playing quick and strong) and Will Bui (1st year international student from Vietnam) took their singles in convincing fashion.
Jessica Nguyen (also 1st year from Vietnam) and Darby Walker (5th year) brought home the womens singles matches.
Mens Doubles matches were split 1-1 with UVIC but the Women dominated taking both WD matches

7-2 win for VIU vs SFU
Graydon and James finished took control after a slow start in Mens doubles 19-21, 21-16, 21-17, Will Bui and Robert Foster, and then Will Bui and Will Poon brought home 2 more wins in the mens doubles, Womens doubles matches were split 1-1 as were the Mixed Doubles matches. James Qiu and Christina Woo controlled their singles matches for 2 wins and another decisive team round.

Highlights from Individual Event Action:
Mens Doubles
Graydon Robb and James Qiu were undefeated with scores of 21-7, 21-4 / 21-16, 21-13 / 21-10, 21-13

Women Doubles
Christina Woo (2nd year VIU nursing student) combined with Tashin Gee of UVIC in womens doubles. They were undefeated though it was a real battle in the final when they took on new VIU players Louisa Maciejewski and Lacey Banman. Final score was 18-21, 21-16, 21-19.

Next tournament for Mariner Badminton is January 2018 at Langara.