Takeisha Wang, Concordia University of Edmonton, Badminton

Takeisha Wang, Concordia University of Edmonton, Badminton

At Seneca College in Toronto, second-year athlete Takeisha Wang added to her medal cabinet claiming the Silver Medal in the Women’s Singles category at the 1016-17 CCAA National Badminton Championships.  Takeisha started very strong at the Nationals, going 4-1 in round robin competition with her only loss coming at the hands of the reigning National Women’s Singles Champion from Humber College, 21-16 and 21-16. Her victories on Day 2 were won in convincing fashion, 21-9 and 21-0 against Seneca and 21-9, 21-5 against the UKC Blue Devils.  This set up the Gold Medal match against the Champ from Humber. Takeisha was the only competitor that had given the National Champion a close game in the round robin but unfortunately she could not improve on that effort and fell to the Humber juggernaut 21-8, 21-13 to claim the Silver Medal.  “Takeisha played really well,” stated Head Coach Kevin MacAlpine.  “She was a little nervous and tentative in the first half of the first game, then she regained her composure. She had some great rallies in the 2nd game and looked like she belonged on that National stage.”

This is Takeisha’s second medal at Nationals in as many years, winning a Bronze Medal in Women’s Doubles last year with teammate Rachael Smillie.   

Great job Takeisha!