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Badminton Invitational

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Home

Date: December 8, 2018

Result:Win
Score:Results

Event Recap:

Girls 1st Place

Boys 2nd Place

After only two weeks of training, the 2018 Varsity Badminton team hosted an early-season invitational in the Palestra. Neuchatel Junior College and Inter Community School Zurich brought 28 players to compete against the Tigers. The Singles tournament results were solid for the Lady Tigers, who won the event the past two years. Captain MV Ramos '19 and teammate Margarita Ukleina '19 dominated their matches in the pool play. Later on, they would find themselves fighting it out in the championship match, with Uklieina edging out Ramos by two points. Newcomers Heather Hines '19 and Hajir Qureshi '20 also proved that they had the skills and determination. Each won important team points by beating opponent after opponent. In the Doubles tournament, Ukleina and Ramos came from behind to defeat rival ICSZ and claim the gold medal. At the end, with a combined team effort, the Lady Tigers remained the undefeated champions for the third straight year.

In the Boys tournament, returners Matt Meng '21Minjoon Seo '19, and Giulio Bianco '21 showed off their smashes, fake shots, and consistency in each of their pool play games and finished at the top of their groups. Meng continued his winning streak all the way to the finals, where he lost by a narrow margin to his ICSZ opponent. Seo and Bianco were tested in the playoffs and endured some long rallies and games. All the players got some great opportunities and were able to push themselves on the court and support one another throughout the day. The boys ended the tournament with a solid 2nd-place finish. 

Congrats to all the players. The next competition will be in Zurich as ICSZ will host its invitational after the Winter Holiday.
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