Badminton Teams Double Down for Thrilling Fixture
Senior School badminton players took part in a close return fixture against Felsted on Tuesday 11th February. The match was played in very good spirits with some incredibly close results. The team consisted of John C, Ryan B, Luke M, Justin M, Charlie B, Winson W and Jamie C for the boys and Lily C, Lizzy K and Charlotte P for the girls.
With several different events played, it gave the teams the chance to show their skills at singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Our boys' team just beat Felsted 5-4 in matches, the girls drew 1-1 in their doubles, Felsted won the mixed doubles matches 1-2 and in the boys' singles, the College and Felsted drew 3 matches each with John, Winson and Luke all winning their matches. The overall result was a 10-10 draw!
Notable performances from John C who managed to win all his matches (Singles at Number 1 21-14, along with Mixed 21-16 with Lily & Boys Doubles Pair 1; 21-18 22-20, 21-2, 21-18 with Ryan), Justin and Luke had some incredible battles winning 28-26 against the 2nd pair and 21-16, 19-21 24-22 against the 3rds with Luke not afraid to ‘dive’ for several shots in order to keep the shuttlecock in play. Lily and Lizzy managed to come back and win their second girls doubles in 3 games 18-21 21-12 21-17 with some very close points played and only just lost their match against the 1st pair in 3; 21-15 15-21 13-21.
Overall, an excellent effort!