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George Brown's Ace Zeng capped an incredible freshman season with a CCAA National Silver Medal.

George Brown badminton closed an incredible season on Saturday afternoon with a four-medal performance at the CCAA National Championship. The Huskies medalled in each discipline they entered, including silver medals in both men's and women's singles play. George Brown's women's and mixed doubles teams took home bronze medals.

See below for recaps of each medal.


Ace Zeng, a CCAA All-Canadian and the OCAA's Male Badminton player of the year, concluded an epic freshman season with a national silver medal.

The China native went 3-2 in round-robin play before avenging an earlier loss to VIU's Graydon Robb in the semi-finals. Zeng then faced off against Concordia's Desmond Wang, who was able to defend his home court in a 2-0 (14-21, 14-21) win.

Zeng closes the season having won a provincial-high eight titles, including the OCAA Men's Singles Championship. It is among the best freshman seasons in OCAA history.

Ace Zeng’s Road to the Title

W vs. Matt Barlow 2-0 (21-10, 21-7)

L vs. Desmond Wang 2-1 (14-21, 21-16, 15-21)

W vs. Sahil Sahil 2-0 (21-4, 21-16)

L vs. Nicholas Pittman 2-0 (18-21, 16-21)

W vs. Graydon Robb 2-0 (21-6, 21-13)

Semi-finals: W vs. Graydon Robb 2-1 (27-25, 15-21, 21-16)

Finals: L vs. Desmond Wang 2-0 (14-21, 14-21)


Anh Hoang, the OCAA Women's Singles Champion, had to retire due to injury in the National Championship's gold medal game after a memorable run to get there.

Hoang went 4-1 during round-robin play before defeating Fanshawe's Riley Hogan for a second time in the semi-finals. After dropping the opening set she was forced out against Takeisha Wang in the finals. 

Hoang was also an OCAA All-Star.

Anh Hoang’s Road to the Title

W vs. Emma Hughes 2-0 (21-11, 21-11)

L vs. Takeisha Wang 2-0 (11-21, 10-21)

W vs. Riley Hogan 2-0 (21-7, 21-10)

W vs. Kaitlyn Dougan 2-0 (21-10, 21-9)

W vs. Christina Woo 2-0 (21-11, 21-18)

Semi-finals: W vs. Riley Hogan 2-0 (21-18, 21-19)

Finals: L vs. Takeisha Wang (RETIRE)


The women’s doubles pair of Yunji Kim and Angeline Alviar earned a women’s doubles bronze, defeating Vancouver Island University 2-1 (21-13, 15-21, 21-16) in the bronze medal match.

The Huskies went 4-1 in round robin play before falling to Langara's Kelly Chiang and Joyce Leung in the semi's. 

Kim and Alviar have both been named OCAA All-Stars.

Yunji Kim & Angeline Alviar’s Road to Bronze

W vs. Olivia Adams & Susuha Tanaka 2-0 (21-10, 21-5)

L vs. Elizabeth Duong & Chloe Rowe 2-0 (15-21, 21-23)

W vs. Bea Bernardo & Ryo Kuramochi 2-1 (17-21, 21-17, 24-22)

W vs. Caitlyn New & Kaitlyn Wilbee 2-0 (21-14, 21-9)

W vs. Kelly Chiang & Joyce Leung 2-0 (21-19, 21-19)

Semi-finals: L vs. Kelly Chiang & Joyce Leung 2-0 (14-21, 20-22)

Bronze Medal Match: W vs. Caitlyn New & Kaitlyn Wilbee 2-0 (21-19, 21-18)


Mike Ra and Amy Ding took home a bronze medal in mixed doubles, defeating Sam White and Sam Lawther of UKC in the finals 2-1 (20-22, 21-19, 21-14).

The pair went 2-3 in round robin play.

Mike Ra & Amy Ding’s Road to Bronze

W vs. Sam White & Sam Lawther 2-1 (21-16, 23-25, 21-16)
L vs. Arpit Taneja & Crystal Qu 2-0 (14-21, 7-21)

L vs. John Li & Abby Ledda 2-1 (21-19, 9-21, 12-21)

L vs. Jeffery Ko & Eyota Kwan 2-0 (8-21, 11-21)

W vs. Will Bui & Darby Walker 2-0 (21-11, 21-16)
Semi-finals: L vs. Jeffery Ko & Eyota Kwan 2-0 (13-21, 8-21)

Bronze Medal Match: W vs. Sam White & Sam Lawther 2-1 (20-22, 21-19, 21-14)