And we’re back again for the 2012-13 Season!!

It’s been a while since our last post but to bring everyone up to speed, we’re just going to list the Events to shorten the post.

 

– High Performance Badminton at York University is a Proud member of Team Victor!!!

To our delight, Victor Canada has generously sponsored our team and our efforts to climb back into badminton prominence. We are very happy to have the support of a badminton powerhouse and many of the players couldn’t be happier! I know there’s a couple of players that are still over excited about this. One of those reasons is being sponsored by the same company as their favourite player, Lee Yong Dae. Thank you for your support! GO TEAM VICTOR!!!

 

– Jason Mak is an OUA All-Star finishes 4th in Men’s Doubles with partner Erik Chong at 2012 OUA Badminton Championships

Jason Mak of York University was on a tear at the start of the tournament. He went 2-1 in his Singles pool and was set up for an exciting 1st round match against Mat Marr of the University of Waterloo. After losing the 1st set 18-21, Mak turned up the intensity and captured the second set by a score of 22-20. In the 3rd set, Jason used quick smashes and deceptive drops to dispose of his opponent in the final set by a score of 21-12. In the Quarter-finals of Men’s Singles, Jason Mak put on a thrilling show against the #1 Seed, Martin Giuffre of the University of Western Ontario. Showing great resilience, Jason captured the 2nd set 21-19 after losing the 1st set 15-21. The 3rd set came down to a battle of endurance, wits and experience as each rally was a grind-it-out battle. In the end, the #1 seed from Western came out on top taking the final set 21-8. Jason Mak was a consensus wild card in this tournament. Each of his matches against the seeded players could have been a possible upset that would’ve changed the landscape of the Championship Team Rankings.

Jason paired up with Erik Chong to reach the Semi-final where they went up against another #1 Seed, Nathan Lee and Andrew Tai Pow of the University of Waterloo. After a nail-biting 1st set that could have gone either way, Lee and Tai Pow pulled ahead after the break in the second set and the match ended in a 21-16 21-15 win for Waterloo. Unwavered by this loss, Mak and Chong played a convincing 2 setter that afternoon against another University of Waterloo pair, Danusha Ambagahwita and Wes Marr for the Bronze medal. Unfortunately the pair from York were unable to continue their success on the court as they fell 11-21 17-21 to conceded the Bronze Medal.

This was Jason Mak’s 1st OUA Championships and was a finalist in the Rookie of the Year voting. Erik Chong had his best run of his University Badminton Career in his possible final year with the Team. Congratulations to both and the High Performance Badminton Team at York University and its coaches are very proud of both players and the success of the Team in its 1st year without Varsity status and funding. Keep up the good work!!

 

– Other OUA Championship results from York players

Men’s Singles:

Matthew Lai vs Nathan Lee                     8-21 10-21
……………….vs Pouria Modaresi              20-22 21-16 22-20
……………….vs Ryan Ho                          21-13 21-16

Advanced to Round of 16 out of Group B:     vs Neil Tai Pow [5/7]          22-20 16-21 16-21

Gyan Singh vs Phil Tungate                           21-14 21-10
……………..vs Kyle Wong Chew Onn         16-21 18-21
……………..vs Martin Giuffre [1]                 9-21 8-21

Finished 3rd in Group A. Did not advance.

Hyland Ta vs Jack Lan                                        16-21 8-21
……………vs Jonathan Young                        21-12 21-14
……………vs Neil Tai Pow [5/7]                    17-21 21-19 14-21

Finished 3rd in Group E. Did not advance.

Women’s Singles:

Jean Chen vs Carrie Law                                 11-21 13-21
…………….vs Kori Frederick                         9-21 11-21
…………….vs Alena Sukhina [5/7]             Walkover

Finished 3rd in Group F. Did not advance.

Alicia Geng vs Christina Nguyen                     11-21 9-21
……………..vs Bethany So [1]                           2-21 3-21

Finished 3rd in Group A. Did not advance.

Shirley Lui vs Fong Cho [2]                      5-21 4-21
……………..vs Wenhan Chen                    15-21 11-21
……………..vs Leanne Kerford                8-21 4-21

Finished 4th in Group B. Did not advance.

Men’s Doubles:

Darren Ho/Tim Lam vs David Chan/Plato Jiang                                    21-14 21-14
………………………….vs Mat Marr/Andrew Zhuang [5/7]                  19-21 21-19 21-19
………………………….vs Jordan Brooks/Clayton Law                           21-18 21-15

Finished 1st in Group E. Advance to Round of 16:  vs Erik Chong/Jason Mak        16-21 18-21

Matthew Lai/Hyland Ta vs Peter Butler/Michael Diamond [5/7]                           13-21 11-21
………………………………vs Scott Hopkin/Sidharth Saini                                    26-24 17-21 19-21
………………………………vs Pouria Modaresi/Parvinder Sachdeva                         22-20 21-19

Finished 3rd in Group F. Did not advance.

Hoyan Wong/Hamza Yousaf vs Pearce Herchenrader/Xingnan Xu                         21-11 22-24 16-21
…………………………………….vs Mathew Pang/Kyle Wong Chew Onn                      11-21 19-21
…………………………………….vs Nathan Lee/Andrew Tai Pow [1]                              8-21 8-21

Finished 4th in Group A. Did not advance.

Women’s Doubles:

Jean Chen/Shirley Lui vs Fabienne Chan/Clare Cheung [3/4]                  6-21 4-21
…………………………….vs Andrea Lam/Elena Ma                                      12-21 14-21
…………………………….vs Margaret Cameron/Janet Kwan                         8-21 7-21

Finished 4th in Group D. Did not advance.

Michelle Ko/Katherine Yang vs Jewel Ho/Bethany So [5/7]                         7-21 4-21
……………………………………..vs Wenhan Chen/Janice Law                            11-21 18-21
……………………………………..vs Sandy Cho/Abby Wu                                17-21 21-15 16-21

Finished 4th in Group F. Did not advance.

Alicia Geng/Lily Kao vs Melissa Hill/Fiona Mckee [1]                                    4-21 6-21
…………………………..vs Kaylie Cunningham/Elizabeth Ng                          21-14 21-19

Finished 2nd in Group A. Advanced to Round of 16: vs Jewel Ho/Bethany So [5/7]   4-21 4-21

Michelle Tam/Peggy Lee vs Vanessa Cheng/Fong Cho [5/7]                            9-21 13-21
………………………………..vs Victoria Leung/Christina Nguyen                        15-21 20-22
………………………………..vs Jenny Chien/Holly Kwok                                         21-18 21-7

Finished 3rd in Group G. Did not advance.

Mixed Doubles:

Matthew Chan/Michelle Tam vs Peter Butler/Christina Giuffre [3/4]               10-21 10-21
……………………………………..vs Courtney Tai/Samantha Tang                      8-21 21-18 21-11
……………………………………..vs Adam Chan/Susan Mok                                        11-21 14-21

Finished 3rd in Group C. Did not advance.

Tim Lam/Peggy Lee vs Theodore Yang/Celia Hu                                            21-16 16-21 21-7
…………………………vs Sidharth Saini/Andrea Lam                                       21-16 21-13
…………………………vs Wes Marr/Ingrid Liu [5/7]                                        17-21 18-21

Finished 2nd in Group F. Advanced to Round of 16:

vs Danusha Ambagahwita/Amanda Carruthers [3/4]              9-21 14-21

Gyan Singh/Lily Kao vs Ross Golding/Vanessa Cheng                                 10-21 12-21
…………………………..vs Raymond Cheng/Victoria Leung                           13-21 14-21
…………………………..vs Andrew Wilkinson/Fiona Mckee [1]                     13-21 15-21

Finished 4th in Group A. Did not advance.

Hamza Yousaf/Katherine Yang vs Jack Lan/Sandy Cho                                                  21-16 21-7
………………………………………..vs Scott Hopkin/Allison Bennett                            17-21 12-21
………………………………………..vs Danusha Ambagahwita/Amanda Carruthers [3/4]  9-21 11-21

Finished 3rd in Group D. Did not advance.

Congrats to ALL that competed in the 2012 OUA Badminton Championships! The High Performance Badminton Team at York University coaching staff are very proud of ALL players and the success of the Team in its 1st year without Varsity status and funding. Keep up the good work!!

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