Arduini And Banman Drop First Three Matches At Badminton Nationals

  Posted on: February 28, 2014

Anica Arduini, Lacey Banman and PACWEST Wildcard (2014 CCAA Nationals) (2)

The first day of the 2014 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association badminton nationals were not one to remember for a pair of players from Thompson Rivers University

Lacey Banman (Nov 10, 2013 Snucins)

Lacey Banman (Andrew Snucins photo)

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Anica Arduini (5th year, Kamloops, BC) and Lacey Banman (3rd year, Kamloops, BC) find themselves winless after their first three matches.

Anica Arduini returns (Feb 1, 2014 Snucins)

Anica Arduini (Andrew Snucins photo)

The two are part of the PACWEST Wildcard team.

Lacey Banman and Anica Arduini with PACWEST womens doubles (Paul Yates photo)

Banman and Arduini with their bronze medals from the PACWEST championships (Paul Yates photo)

They opened up with a 21-7,21-6 defeat at the hands of the OCAA champs from Mohawk College: Victoria Hall and Kim Lim. That was followed by a 21-9,21-7 setback to the Alberta College Athletic Association champs from NAIT: Jessica Yu and Powlin Lau.

The third match of the day was a 21-5,21-5 setback to Carol Delacerna and Katie Liu of the OCAA number two team. That duo is from Seneca College.

The round robin portion of the event wraps up on Friday (Feb 28). It is being hosted by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.