BAD | Hurricanes finish in third place at recent ACAA event in Charlottetown
November 29, 2017
The Holland Hurricanes finished in third place at the most recent ACAA badminton event held at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement this weekend. They finished behind the Mount Allison Mounties and UKC Blue Devils in the final standings.
The ‘Canes were led by Emma Hughes in women’s singles “A” with a 4-0 record, earning ten points for the Hurricanes as the top finisher.
Other undefeated players for the Hurricanes were Larry Liang and Juana Zhang, who finished 4-0 in mixed doubles “B”, also finishing in first with ten points.
Josh Watkins had a strong event for the Hurricanes going 3-1 in men’s singles “A”, finishing in second and earning seven points for his team as did Eric Renouf who also went 3-1 in men’s singles “B”, earning seven points for finishing second.
In doubles action the ‘Canes finished with a .500 winning percentage in mixed doubles “B” (Hughes and Connor Loerick, first place) and men’s doubles “B” (Renouf and Craig McAskill, third place), each finishing at 2-2.
The ‘Canes would struggle in the men’s doubles “A” competition, going 0-3 with Loerick and Matt Barlow competing.
The Hurricanes did not have participants in the women’s singles “B” or women’s doubles “A” and “B” categories.
This is the second straight event the Hurricanes finished in third place. Finishing in fourth was the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons and the Dal AC Rams.
The Hurricanes next event takes place on January 19 and 20, 2018 in Halifax hosted by the UKC Blue Devils.
In February the Hurricanes will host the 2018 ACAA Badminton Championships at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement on February 17 and 18.
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