MRSS cleans up at Island badminton tourney
The Maple Ridge secondary badminton team owned the podium at the Port Alberni junior invitational tournament Feb. 26, with Laura Tacon, Vinnu Aniyan and Alison Lim each winning a triple crown by taking gold in their respective singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events.
In the boys’ U-19 competition, Aniyan finished first in the singles A event, with teammate Christian Dumas taking second. The pair teamed up to take gold in the U-19 boys doubles competition, while Brandon Lim and Richard Tuomi, also from Maple Ridge, took silver.
Aniyan and Tacon teamed up to win the U-19 mixed doubles event, while Li-Ya Wang and Dumas took second.
Tacon finished first in the U-19 girls’ singles, while Wang took second place. In the girls’ doubles competition, Tacon and Hannah Lam paired up to take first place, while Wang and Megan Kuo finished second.
Alison Lim won gold in the U-16 girls’ singles A event, while Shih-Yun Wang placed second. Jeren Liu finished second in the B event, and Bianca Constantin was first in the C event.
Alison Lim and Shih-Yun Wang paired up to win the U-16 girls’ doubles A event, while Julia Park and Liu took second. Pei-Shu Wang and Emily Lam won the B event, while Mariah Derrick and Constantin won the C event.
In mixed doubles, Alison Lim and Richard Canicula won the A event, as Kalum Skipper and Shih-Yun Wang took gold in the B event. Kavan Toor and Park finished second in the B event, while Cole Higgins and Derrick won the C event.
Aurthur Ham won the U-16 boys’ singles competition, and placed second in the boys’ doubles A event, along with partner Ben Hsieh.
Canicula placed second in the singles B event, while Nico Tassone and Ziggy Martin took first and second in the C event, respectively.
Canicula and partner Melton Wan won gold in the doubles A event, while the teams of Higgins and Skipper, and Alex Aguilar and Gorden Tseng, finished first and second in the B event, respectively.
In the U-14 division, Brian Choi placed first in the boys’ singles B event, while Eliza Lim was first in the girls’ singles A event. Julie Stanley was second in the B event, while Laura Escueta took silver in the C event.
Eliza Lim and Pavan Toor took gold in the mixed doubles event, while Choi and Toor took first place in the boys’ doubles B event. Adam Zuber-Nizol and Jesse Ferguson were first in the C event.