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Holland College places third in recent ACAA badminton event

Larry Liang, Juana Zhang and Emma Hughes are members of the Holland College Hurricanes badminton team. Submitted photo
Larry Liang, Juana Zhang and Emma Hughes are members of the Holland College Hurricanes badminton team. Submitted photo

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The Holland College Hurricanes finished third at the recent Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) badminton meet in Charlottetown thanks to first-place performances by Emma Hughes, Larry Liang and Juana Zhang.

Hughes went 4-0 to win the women’s singles A event, while Liang and Zhang teamed up to win the mixed doubles B competition.

Holland College finished behind first-place Mount Allison and second-place King’s College for its second straight third-place finish. Fourth went to the Université de Sainte-Anne and fifth to Dal AC.

‘Canes players Josh Watkins went 3-1, good for second in men’s singles A. Eric Renouf also went 3-1 and placed second in men’s singles B.

Hughes and Connor Loerick had a 2-2 record in mixed doubles B, while Renouf and Craig McAskill went 2-2 in men’s doubles B.

Loerick and Matt Barlow were 0-3 in men’s doubles A.

The next ACAA meet goes Jan. 19-20, in Halifax.

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