GCVI Gaels sweep team titles in D10 badminton
GUELPH – The Guelph CVI Green Gaels retained their bragging rights in District 10 high school senior badminton Thursday as they won the team title in the event held at Ross.
The Gaels collected 93 points to be comfortable victors as the Centennial Spartans were second at 60 and the host Ross Royals were third at 44. Following were the Bishop Macdonell Celtics at 21, Lourdes Crusaders at 15, Centre Wellington Falcons at 13 and St. James Lions at four.
The team win was the third in a row for the Gaels and their fifth in seven years as they also won in 2012 and 2013. GCVI won the junior team title Wednesday to give the Gaels their third consecutive sweep of the D10 badminton team titles.
In the senior tournament, GCVI had a total of seven top-three finishes in the various classes with at least one in each category. Unfortunately, first names of the competitors were not reported.
Vandermyden and Vu won girls’ doubles with teammates Tan and Ni second. Plant and Schwarzinger of Centennial were third.
Ladhani and Lesyk of Centennial won boys’ doubles with Chopra and Prakesh of GCVI second and Fogler and Mogadasi of Ross third.
Wang of Centennial won boys’ singles while Santosh of GCVI was second and GCVI’s Zu third. Centre Wellington’s Artman was fourth and he advances to next week’s CWOSSA tournament as an entry in the high school division.
Trilla and Carson of Centennial won mixed doubles while Hua and Tucker of GCVI were second and Stevens and Gill of Ross third.
Sheng of Ross claimed the girls’ singles’ title while second went to Sun of Bishop Mac and third went to Vandermyden of GCVI.
GCVI took the team title in the junior tournament at Centre Wellington Wednesday as the Gaels finished with 57 points and St. James was second at 43, Bishop Mac third at 35, Lourdes fourth at 34, Ross fifth at 28, Centennial sixth at 19 and Centre Wellington and Orangeville Bears tied for seventh at 17.
The title win was GCVI’s fourth in a row.
GCVI took the top two spots in mixed doubles as Mia Dallan and Tennessee Tremain won and Yvonne Chen and Ken Tran took second. Third went to Sarah Taylor and Gray Yates of Ross.
Thomas Ounla and Brett Reynolds of GCVI claimed the title in boys’ doubles. Brock Kurtz Favero and Luke Creighton of Lourdes were second and Nigel Wijeweera and Darwin Joseph of St. James were third.
St. James swept the top three places in girls’ doubles as first went to Kayla Visentin and Amber Smith, second went to Olimpia Maiorano and Kensie-Leigh Sweitzer and third went to Nigel Wijeweera and Darwin Joseph.
Isabel Heyland of Centennial captured the girls’ doubles’ crown while Rose Niu of Ross was second and Makenna Milliken of Bishop Mac was third.
Aidan Ellacott of Orangeville won top honours in boys’ doubles while Isaiah King of Centre Wellington was second and Reuben Joseph of Lourdes was third.
Emmanuel Christian of Fergus claimed the team title at Wednesday’s D4 senior championship tournament at Centre Dufferin high school in Shelburne.
It was Emmanuel Christian’s first ever D4 badminton championship win.
Emmanuel Christian pairs swept the top two spots in girls’ doubles as Heidi Tamminga and Sydney VanDyk won and Patricia Bouwman and Diana Hoebeke were second.
Joe Selles of Emmanuel Christian won boys’ singles with Brody Lougheed of Wellington Heights placing second.
Lauren Doekes of Emmanuel Christian claimed the title in girls’ singles. Honey Lawrie of Wellington Heights was second.
Colin Whyte and Kearsten Allen of Westside prevailed in mixed doubles while Bryant Kingma and Anna Meerstra of Emmanuel Christian were second.
Matt Andrus and Jordan Obuch-Javornich of Erin took the boys’ doubles’ crown while Brayden Allen and Warren Zeinstra of Wellington Heights were second.
It was close in the end, but the usual happened as Wellington Heights claimed the D4 junior team title in Thursday’s championship meet at Westside in Orangeville.
It was the third consecutive D4 junior title win for Wellington Heights, their sixth in seven years and their 12th in 14 years.
The Wolverines finished with 31 points to edge the Norwell Varsity Reds of Palmerston who had 28. The Emmanuel Christian Eagles of Fergus were third at 18 while the host Westside Thunder were fourth at 16 and Erin Raiders fifth at five.
Wellington Heights had a pair of category wins.
Marissa Cottingham took the girls’ singles’ title while Jadenne Hesselink of Norwell was second, Arielle Swawing of Emmanuel Christian third and Maddie Klaassen of Norwell fourth.
Ethan Andrews and Megan McLellan claimed the mixed doubles title. They were followed by the Emmanuel Christian teams of Timothy Feenstra and Janice Vanderloo in second and Evan Nijenhuis and Naomi Meestra in third. Daniel Weppler and Mia McCracken of Norwell were fourth.
Braiden Hasson and Christopher Origlieri of Westside won the boys’ doubles’ crown while teammates Bailey Isnor Huber and Nolan Shapcott were second. Third went to Evan Dewar and Luke Eurig of Wellington Heights and their schoolmates Brody Leblanc and Owen Moyer were fourth.
Ediz Oeztuerk of Norwell won the boys’ singles title and was followed by Brayden Darroch of Wellington Heights in second, Carter Niezen of Emmanuel Christian in third and Jacksen McKenzie of Wellington Heights in fourth.
Jaclyn Ellison and Karlyn Kuepfer of Norwell captured the girls’ doubles title. Rachel Freure and Charlotte Sawicki of Erin were second, Jessica VanRaalte and Rhianna Helder of Emmanuel Christian third and Abbey Collings and Anjalee Mistry of Erin fourth.
Top competitors in all four tournaments advance to next week’s CWOSSA championships at the University of Waterloo’s Columbia Icefields complex. The juniors are to play Wednesday and the seniors Thursday.
- Guelph Sports Journal