|Date:||December 8, 2018|
Girls 1st Place
Boys 2nd Place
After only two weeks of training, the 2018 Varsity Badminton team hosted an early-season invitational in the Palestra. Neuchatel Junior College and Inter Community School Zurich brought 28 players to compete against the Tigers. The Singles tournament results were solid for the Lady Tigers, who won the event the past two years. Captain MV Ramos '19 and teammate Margarita Ukleina '19 dominated their matches in the pool play. Later on, they would find themselves fighting it out in the championship match, with Uklieina edging out Ramos by two points. Newcomers Heather Hines '19 and Hajir Qureshi '20 also proved that they had the skills and determination. Each won important team points by beating opponent after opponent. In the Doubles tournament, Ukleina and Ramos came from behind to defeat rival ICSZ and claim the gold medal. At the end, with a combined team effort, the Lady Tigers remained the undefeated champions for the third straight year.
Congrats to all the players. The next competition will be in Zurich as ICSZ will host its invitational after the Winter Holiday.