Locals Advancing At OFSAA
Several local athletes had a strong first day of competition at the OFSAA badminton championships in Windsor.
UCC’s Olivia Lozon, after receiving an opening round bye, won her first match, defeating Julia Benelly of ROPSSAA before losing in the ‘A’ flight. She moved on to the ‘B’ flight, and will compete in the third round of the ‘B’ flight tomorrow. Lozon is competing in her second OFSAA, despite only being in grade 10.
Pain Court’s Rachel Benn won her first ‘A’ flight match, but was knocked to the ‘B’ flight with a loss in her next match. She won her first ‘B’ flight match to advance to round 3 of the ‘B’ flight.
In the boys singles division, ESPC’s Brendan Hunter won his opening two matches in the ‘A’ flight, before falling in round 3. He will compete in the ‘B’ flight Friday.
The SWOSSAA champion boys doubles team of Ryen Stevens and Aiden Lachine received an opening round bye, and won their round 2 match, but were knocked into the ‘B’ flight with a round 3 loss. Their ESPC teammates Matt Gaudrault and Joe Zerebski were pushed to the ‘C’ flight.
ESPC girls doubles team Autumn Hamilton and Sara Underwood dropped their opening two matches and will be competing in the ‘C’ flight Friday.