Barrie, ON – March 1st, 2013 – After spectacular matches throughout the round robin the semi-finals are now set at the 2013 CCAA National Badminton Championship hosted by Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.
2013 CCAA Badminton Male Player of the Year Dan Kai of the NAIT Ooks finished on top of the men’s singles with a 5-0 record. Kai lost only two sets throughout the round robin and will face Pat Thompson of Vancouver Island University in the semis. Kai defeated Thompson 2-0 by 21-16 and 21-11 scores in their round robin match.
In the other men’s semi-final Langara College’s Jason Sun (4-1) will face Humber College’s Tim Chiu (3-2). Sun defeated Chiu 2-1 in the fifth round tight matchup.
In women’s singles RuiLin Huang of Douglas College swept the round robin with a 5-0 record and will meet the 4th seeded Valerie Breen of Boreal College in the first semi. In the 2/3 matchup Vancouver Island University’s Melissa Liew (4-1) will face Carol Dela Cerna of Seneca College.
Nathan Choi and Wei (Ray) Luo of Douglas College finished first in men’s doubles and will face Seneca College’s Jimin Jung and Ian Tang in the semi-finals. The other semi-final features Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Willis Kwee and Andy Wong (4-1) taking on Jason Chou and Andy Ko from NAIT.
2013 CCAA Badminton Female Player of the Year Tracy Wong along with partner Renee Yip representing Humber College had a perfect 5-0 record through the first round and will face host team from Georgian College Rebecca Trischler and Carolyn Tubman (2-3). Amy Leung and Charmagne Yeung from Douglas College held the second best record in the round robin at 4-1 and will face NAIT’s Ellexis Lathan and Renee Au.
In the mixed double semi-finals NAIT’s Lei Chen and Jessica Yu finished strong with a 5-0 record and will face Humber College’s Ryan Chow and Suzy Yan (2-3). Ashley Jang and Matt Downton from Langara College finished second with a 4-1 record and will face Kwantlen’s Chris Chung and Paulina Hsu who finished as the third seed with a 3-2 record.
The semi-finals are now underway with the winners of each match facing in the gold medal games starting tomorrow at 1pm. The bronze medal matches will take place beginning at 10am Saturday morning at the Georgian College Athletic Centre. You can catch the games streamed live at sportslive.ca