Duncan Christian School third in N. Island badminton

Duncan Christian School finished third at the North Island badminton championships hosted by the school late last month.

DCS beat Ucluelet 6-5, while losing to Dover Bay 7-4 and Alberni District 10-1. Against Ucluelet, Jany Fernandez and Sujin Lim won two doubles matches, Micaylla Broadway and Rebecca Bakker won one doubles match, Clark Johnny and Matt Brandsma won a doubles match, Tessa Bouchard won a singles match, and Nick and Adam Kapteyn won a singles match.

Against Dover Bay, Lim and Minseok Kim won a mixed doubles match, and each won a singles match, while Nick Kapteyn and Georrance Atsma also won a doubles match.

Atsma and Adam Kapteyn teamed up to win a doubles match for DCS against Alberni.

DCS also sent three players to the BC Christian Secondary School senior badminton championships in Surrey last weekend.

Rebecca Bakker and Tessa Bouchard had a strong showing in the girls doubles tournament, reaching the semifinals, where they fell to the eventual tournament champions from Pacific Christian before being edged 22-20, 21-19 by Richmond Christian in the bronze medal match to finish fourth overall.

The girls also competed in the singles tournament, and ended up tied for fifth.

Lewis Luo earned one victory and plenty of experience in a difficult boys singles pool.