Local Athletes Sweep LKSSAA Badminton

Danielle Lucier Badminton

Danielle Lucier of Pain Court finished second in girls singles, helping her ESPC Patriotes finish atop the team standings – Photo by Wyatt Williams / CKSN.ca

The best high school badminton players from Lambton and Kent squared off Tuesday at the St. Clair Health Plex in Chatham for the LKSSAA Senior Badminton Champions.

At day’s end, only Chatham-Kent athletes were wearing championship medals around their necks, including ESPC, who took the overall team title, followed closely by CKSS.

Chatham-Kent Secondary School’s Julie Earle and Lee Kucera won their fourth tournament of the season, sweeping Sarnia St. Clair in the final 21-13, 21-15. Kucera and Earle have been playing together since grade 10 when their won the SWOSSAA championship.

Pain Court’s Ben Bruhlman and Isaac Pinsonneault easily took the boys doubles final 21-13, 21-11, beating Sarnia Northern duo Afridee Haque and Geoff Spielman.

In girls doubles, John McGregor’s Ashley Herfst and Bridget Carleton, who qualified for OFSAA last season, won the LKSSAA title defeating another local duo, Madeleine Myers and Julia Houle of Pain Court 21-19, 21-15.

In the single’s matches, Chatham-Kent Secondary School’s Christian Bechard defeated Pain Court’s Macy Pinsonneault 21-18, 21-15 in the LKSSAA final, while UCC’s Sheridan Rogers took the women’s final defeating Pain Court’s Danielle Lucier.

The top six in each division will travel to SWOSSAA next week in Leamington.

LKSSAA Badminton

Left to right – Lee Kucera, Julie Earle, and Christian Bechard from Chatham-Kent Secondary School each won LKSSAA titles Tuesday – Contributed Photo

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