|Date:||January 19, 2019|
Girls Singles: 2nd Place Team: 1st Place = Maria Veronica Ramos 19; 4th Place = Margarita Ukleina '19
The second tournament for the TASIS Varsity Badminton team took them to Zurich to play against powerhouse Inter Community School Zurich (ICSZ). On the heels of their first meeting with ICSZ before the Winter Holiday, our Tigers were hoping for some redemption and rematches. In the girls' singles tournament, co-captains Maria Veronica Ramos '19 and Margarita Ukleina '19 both proved to be unstoppable and won all of their matches. Unfortunately, they ended up playing each other in the semifinals, with Ramos just edging out Ukleina in the third and deciding game by two points. Ramos would go on and control her ICSZ opponent in the finals to take the championship. In the third-place match, Ukleina had a hard time finding her rhythm and was unable to emerge with the victory. Other noticeable players included newcomers Hajira Qureshi '20 and Anna Sautkina '22 and returner Yuka Tanaka '21, who showed their skills and strength as the tournament progressed. They played with determination and grit.