Silver finish for Seaway badminton

Junior girls-doubles badminton – Anna Henderson (left) and Harley Heustis (right) challenge the team from La Citadelle during the roundrobin matches at the April 4th SDG county badminton tournament. The junior-girls team finished second in their pool with three wins and one loss. The team advanced through the playoffs to the finals, where they lost to L’Héritage in two straight sets 21-19 and 21-14. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

CORNWALL – The midget and junior badminton teams from Seaway District High School competed in the annual SDG county tournament, held in Cornwall April 4th, with the junior-girls team of Anna Henderson and Harley Heustis finishing second overall.

Henderson and Heustis finished their round-robin pool with a record of three wins and one loss, good for second. They took on La Citadelle team two in the quarter-finals, defeating them in two straight sets.

Following that, the team moved on to the semi-finals where they met the team from Holy Trinity. The Spartans defeated the Falcons in straight sets 21-19 and 21-19.

This set up the junior-girls doubles final between Seaway and L’Héritage. The Dragons beat the Spartans in two straight sets 21-19 and 21-14, to take the county championship. The county tournament is the highest level for midget and junior-level badminton.

Also competing in the junior-girls division was the duo of Sidney Morrow and Kayla O’Neil. They finished with a record of three losses and did not advance out of their pool.

In the junior-boys doubles, Theo Blancher and Mitchell Cogdale advanced out of their pool with a record of three wins and one loss. They faced St. Joe’s team two in the quarterfinal, losing in two straight sets.

Ben Vreman competed for Seaway in the junior-boys singles event, but did not advance out of the round-robin competition.

Erin Gibbons and Adam Tibben were the sole midget-mixed doubles team, and played to a record of two wins, three losses. They did not advance out of their pool.

The senior badminton team travels to Cornwall April 11th to compete in their county-level tournament. The winners at that level move on the Eastern Ontario championship later in April.