Barrie, ON – March 1st, 2013 – With one round left to play at the 2013 CCAA Badminton National Championships plenty of intriguing matches remain to determine who will meet in the semi-finals.
In men’s singles Dan Kai of NAIT holds onto the lead after defeating Dalhousie University’s Chris Ross. Kai now has a perfect 4-0 record and will face host Georgian College’s Sean Irving in the final round robin match. The match will be important for Irving who still has an opportunity at a semi-final berth. Jason Sun of Langara College and Tim Chiu of Humber College both sit with 3-1 records and will meet in round five.
RuiLin Huang continues to dominate the women’s singles with a perfect 4-0 record. The Douglas College student will face Seneca College’s Carol Dela Cerna who has a 3-1 record and is already guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals. The match between Concordia University College of Alberta’s Samantha Wong and Boreal College’s Valerie Breen will determine the final spot in the semi-finals.
Douglas College’s Nathan Choi and Wei (Ray) Luo sit atop the leaderboard in men’s doubles holding the only perfect record in the group. The rest up of the group is still very much up for grabs and the fifth round will determine who gets in and who will be left out of the medal round.
Many eyes will be focused on the women’s doubles match between Humber College’s Tracy Wong and Renee Yip and Douglas College’s Amy Leung and Charmagne Yeung. Both teams’ hold a perfect 4-0 record through four rounds and will meet in round 5 to determine the top of the group. There is also a battle for positioning between Georgian College’s Rebecca Trischler and Carolyn Tubman and NAIT’s Ellexis Lathan and Renee Au. Both teams hold a 2-2 record and will move onto the medal round.
NAIT’s Lei Chen and Jessica Yu hold the top spot in mixed doubles play with the only perfect 4-0 record. The teams of Ashley Jang and Matt Downton of Langara College (3-1) and Ryan Chow and Suzy Yan of Humber College (2-2) will meet in an important fifth round match.
The fifth and final round is now underway with the semi-finals getting underway at 4pm today. Fans can watch live on sportslive.ca