Badminton

Mohawk finds success in first badminton outing


Mohawk’s Sean Irving managed to reach of the semi-finals of Humber’s invitational as the Mountaineers badminton team played its first tournament of the season.

Victoria Hall (Photo: NAIT/CCAA)

Victoria Hall (Photo: NAIT/CCAA)

In addition to playing in the men’s A singles division, Irving teamed with Kianoosh Moslemi and was second in men’s A doubles. Adam D’Agostino and Victoria Hall made the quarter-finals in mixed A doubles, losing to Irving and a Humber partner, Cindy Fu, who represented Ontario in singles at last year’s nationals.

Mohawk head coach Tony Leite brought 10 male competitors to the event – four of them seasoned veterans and the other six, first year students.

“It was a real eye opener for the first year students and they had the chance to witness a lot of great competitive badminton,” said Leite. “The senior team members have not had much time together this year and I look forward to watching them continue to improve as the season continues.

“Our ladies performed well and Heather Breadner had the opportunity to play with a very experienced player in Hall and that was a great way to pick up on some helpful hints for future play. Tallia Bezemer was only able to stay for the single’s play this tournament and she continues to improve her play.”

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