Pai, Callow retain badminton titles
Rohan Pai and Emma Callow retained their respective men’s and ladies’ singles titles in the annual Victor Flood badminton tournament which concluded over the weekend at the BAA gym.
In a close final, Pai beat Michael Palmer 21-17, 21-18 while Callow got past visiting Austrian Nicole Birtsch 21-15, 21-17.
The top four men’s seeds cruised into the semi- finals where Pai prevailed over Mark Haugen 24-22, 21-15. Second seed Michael Palmer overcame veteran Rick Dorush, a former champion, 21-11,21-13.
Other results:–Girls Under-18 singles: Esaiah Lister defeated Susanna Armano
Boys Under-18 singles: Jordan DeShields defeated Adam Smith
Boys Under-14 singles: Joshua Thorne defeated Luke Wilson.
Girls Under-18 doubles: Susanna Armano and Sophia Richmond defeated Esaiah Lister and Chelsea Ray
Boys Under-18 doubles: Jordan DeShields and Adam Smith defeated Dominic Hill and Shaun DeCouto
Men’s singles B: Joseph Lam defeated Robert Xia.
Women’s singles B: Michele Turner defeated Olivia Oniya
Men’s doubles B: Robert Xia and Joseph Lam defeated Adrian and John Turner
Men’s doubles A: Rohan Pai and Michael Palmer defeated Rick Dorush and Mark Haugan.
Women’s doubles A: Nicole Bertsch and Solreiga Cailliere defeated Emma Callow and Dianne Blais.
Mixed doubles B: Denzel Simons and Rowena Cespedes defeated Lee Harrison and Michele Turner
Mixed doubles A: Rick Dorush and Dianne Blais defeated Michael Palmer and Emma Callow.