DCS badminton players Simon Deng and Micah Lewis. (Submitted)

DCS badminton players Simon Deng and Micah Lewis. (Submitted)

DCS students make badminton history

Duncan Christian School students Micah Lewis and Simon Deng accomplished a first for their school in the sport of badminton last month.

Lewis and Deng became the first DCS players to compete in a high-level provincial badminton tournament through Badminton BC when they took part in the BC Junior B Provincial Championships in Nanaimo.

The two young athletes competed in a higher age group, the U17 category, each winning one singles match against players who are ranked among the best in B.C. As a doubles team, Lewis and Deng placed sixth in the province.

Deng also teamed up with Skyler Ji of the Vancouver Island Excellence Club and collected a runner-up medal in the mixed doubles B division.