The Georgian Grizzlies badminton team competed in their first OCAA invitational tournament of the season this past weekend at the Humber Cup.
Well over one hundred athletes took part in the invitational representing numerous colleges from across Ontario.
The Grizzlies had several highlights at the tournament as Ethan Zhao (China) and Eric Kern (Desbarats) made it to the fourth round of the men’s singles competition before bowing out.
Zhao partnered with Ivan Kwan (Toronto) and had success in men’s doubles going all the way to the finals of the “C” pool where they met Eric Kern and Phillip Bruce (Toronto), creating an all Georgian final in the men’s doubles “C” pool with Zhao and Kwan coming out on top.
The team of Jenna Baptie (Havelock) and Sharon Lu (China) won three matches before losing in the semifinals of the women’s double “C” pool to the eventual pool winners.
The Grizzlies will host an OCAA team badminton challenge Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 at the Georgian Athletic Centre.