Nicholas Roque, NAIT, Badminton

Nicholas Roque, NAIT, Badminton

At the 2017 CCAA Badminton National Championships hosted by Seneca College in Toronto, ON this past weekend, Nick and his partner Kai-Li Huang won a Silver medal for the ACAC and the NAIT Ooks. The duo qualified for the nationals by winning the ACAC mixed-doubles title and then finished the round-robin in 1st place at the CCAA championships. Nick and Kai-Li defeated fellow ACAC and NAIT mixed-doubles team of Rosanna Chan and Jeffrey Ko in two games in the semi-final setting up a Gold medal match with the OCAA team from host Seneca College. The OCAA team of Yan Zhou and Vinson Wong took the opening set 21-17 before Nick and Kai-Li rebounded to win the second set 21-15. The NAIT duo got behind early in the third set and couldn’t recover falling 21-18 and captured the Silver medal. “I know Nick was disappointed not winning a national championship this year but he played really well and should be proud of what he accomplished this season,” said NAIT Head Coach Sinead Cheah. “His improvement at these CCAA Championships over the past three years only leads me to believe that next year might be a special year for him.”

Nick is a 3rd year Bachelor of Business Administration student from Edmonton, AB