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CCAA badminton championships underway in Bible Hill

Andrew Systma, right, and Tim Trites of the Dal AC Rams play in front coaches Richard Bennicke, left, and Chris Ross at the CCAA badminton championship on Thursday at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus.
Andrew Sytsma, right, and Tim Trites of the Dal AC Rams play in front coaches Richard Bennicke, left, and Chris Ross at the CCAA badminton championships on Thursday at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. - Joey Smith

BIBLE HILL, N.S. – The team of Michelle Doane and Sarah Pepperdine opened the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association badminton championship on Thursday with a victory.

Doane and Pepperdine – of the host Dal AC Rams – defeated Mount Allison’s Isabelle Choumiline and Maddy Morrissey in three sets (15-21, 23-21, 21-17).

The local duo later lost to Kaylee Morris and Kassidy Turcotte of the Concordia Thunder of Edmonton in straight sets (8-21, 15-21).

In men’s doubles action, the Dal AC team of Andrew Systma and Tim Trites dropped a pair of matches. They lost to Bryce Mason and Benn Van Ryn of the Kings Blue Devils (7-21, 7-21) and later fell to John Li and Tyler Walsh of NAIT Ooks (12-21, 9-21).

Action at the Langille Athletic Centre continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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