WolfPack Duo Finish Fifth In Round Robin At CCAA Badminton Nationals

  Posted on: March 1, 2014

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It’s a fifth place finish for  the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack representatives at the 2014 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association badminton nationals.

Anica Arduini in action at CCAA Nationals (Feb 28, 2014) (1)

Anica Arduini in action at CCAA Nationals (CCAA photo)

The duo of Anica Arduini (5th year, Kamloops, BC) and Lacey Banman (3rd year, Kamloops, BC)  wound up the round robin of the women’s doubles competition with a win and a loss.  That gave them an overall record of a win and five defeats.

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

Lacey Banman (left) and Anica Arduini (right) with their PACWEST women’s doubles bronze medals (Paul Yates photo)

On Friday (Feb 28),  Arduini and Banman opened with a three set loss to the PACWEST Champions from Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Willne Kwee and Alisa Young. The scores were 21-10,18-21,20-22.

They then finished off their tournament with a straight set win over the ACAA duo of Sunwen Metler and Kristen Visser from Mount Allison University.  The scores were 21-10,21-13.

The Championships wind up Saturday (Mar 1) with the medal round.  Banman and Arduini, making their first trip to nationals will not compete.

The CCAA nationals are being hosted by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.