Takeisha Wang (Concordia University of Edmonton, ACAC) remains undefeated on day one of competition at the 2018 CCAA Badminton National Championshpis in Edmonton. Wang, the ACAC Player of the Year, handled all three of her matches with ease, sweeping all three opponents to 2-0 wins. Her final opponent of the evening, Ann Hoag (George Brown College, OCAA) was also looking to head into tomorrow’s matches with a perfect record, but fell to Wang in two sets (11-21, 10-21) to drop to 2-1 on the day. Still searching for that first win is Emma Hughes (Holland College, ACAA).
Host Concordia University of Edmonton’s Desmond Wang will head into day two winning all three of his matches today, including a match over fellow Concordia comrade Nicolas Pittman (21-9, 21-17). Pittman has yet to find a win in this championship, falling in his last match to Sahil Sahil of Fanshawe College (OCAA) in thrilling three sets (18-21, 21-14, 20-22). Four-time CCAA medalist Graydon Robb (Vancouver Island University, PacWest) is tied with Yuge Zeng (George Brown College, OCAA) for second place at 2-1.
Women’s doubles will head into the second day of competition with two teams completing a perfect day on the courts with Elizabeth Duong and Chloe Rowe (Humber College, OCAA) and Kelly Chiang and Joyce Leung (Langara College, PacWest) going 3-0 against the field. Olivia Adams and Suzuha Tanaka (Mount Allison University, ACAA) and Bea Bernardo and Ryo Kuramochi (NAIT) remain winless after day of action in Edmonton.
Nick Roque and Imran Wadia (NAIT, ACAC) will head into day two of the 2018 CCAA Badminton National Championships with a perfect 3-0 record, sweeping all three of their games on day one of play to remain the only men’s doubles teams undefeated on day one. University of King’s College’s Bryce Mason and Benn Vanryn (ACAA) and Humber College’s Cameron Lai and Darcy Schmidt (OCAA) remain in the mix with 2-1 records. Lawson Chan and Timmy Yeung (Vancouver Island University, PacWest) have yet to find a win in their opening three games on Thursday in Edmonton.
Arpit Teneja and Chrystal Qu (Humber College, OCAA) sit atop the leader board after day one of play with a 3-0 record in mixed doubles. Teneja and Qu remain the only undefeated team in mixed doubles winning all six games over their opponents. Moving day tomorrow should be interesting as Edmonton teams of John Li and Abby Leddy (The King’s University, ACAC) and Jeffrey Ko and Eyota Kwan (NAIT, ACAC) are close behind with 2-1 records.
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