The Seneca Sting captured two CCAA Gold Medals and a Silver on a banner day for the badminton program.
Nicky Aung continued his dominance of the Men’s Singles division, defeating Graydon Robb (PACWEST, Vancouver Island University) 21-11, 21-15. After trailing 4-0 in the first game, Aung scored 11 of the next 13 points, grabbing a stranglehold on the match in the process. The win helped Aung capture the CCAA Championship. This is the second consecutive year that Seneca has won the CCAA Men's Singles gold medal.
In Mixed Doubles, Yan Zhou and Vinson Wong entered the championship as the underdog, but in front of a roaring home crowd, the duo outlasted Kai-Li Huang and Nicholas Roque (ACAC, NAIT) 21-17, 15-21, 21-18. The two teams brought fans to their feet with long rallies filled with extraordinary shots, highlighted by Wong’s behind-the-head smash return for a critical point in the third set. The gold is the fourth CCAA medal for Zhou who previously had a gold, silver and bronze.
In an all-OCAA final, Phuthita Nilyok and Chloe Rowe (OCAA, Humber College) defeated Christine Nguyen and Rachel Nham 21-11, 21-9 in Women's Doubles. Nham settled for a silver medal for the second consecutive year in Women’s Doubles.
In Men's Doubles, James Foster and James Qiu (PACWEST, Vancouver Island University) captured the bronze medal, defeating Raman Kumar and Azam Mohammed 21-19, 18-21, 21-14.
In Women's Singles, Logi Thedchanamoorthy fell to Sam Lawther (ACAA, University King's College) 21-7, 21-15 in the 5th/6th Place match.
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