October 1st, 2016

Alveston juniors claim bronze medals in county event

Alveston juniors claim bronze medals in county event Alveston juniors claim bronze medals in county event
Alveston Badminton Club juniors under 13s.
Updated: 5:18 pm, Jun 21, 2016

ALVESTON Badminton Club juniors under 13s won bronze medals at the annual county junior team tournament which was this year hosted by Rugby.

In a great start to their first match of the tournament, Vernon Aun and Jacob John ran out convincing winners in their boys’ singles games to put Alveston into a 2-0 lead against Coventry side Jubilee A.

However, with two games to go, they found themselves pegged back to 3-3 and it was all resting on the mixed doubles matches and, although Alveston’s Ben Hudson and Ruby Sinclair won, a surprise defeat for John and his partner Amy Dunnakey meant the honours were shared at 4-4.

In their second match, eventual tournament winners Rugby romped into a 4-0 lead after the singles and, although Alveston recovered some pride in the doubles, they went down 6-2 in their only defeat of the day.

With the two toughest teams played, it was plain sailing in the final two matches as Jubilee B were defeated 7-1 and another Coventry side Racqueteers were whitewashed 8-0.

Alveston were eyeing second place but Jubilee A surprisingly held Rugby to a draw in the final game of the day and this result meant Jubilee A pipped third placed Alveston to the runners-up spot.

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