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McCallum wins Atlantic badminton title

Karla McCallum of Charlottetown won her first women’s singles A Atlantic badminton championship recently in Halifax, N.S.
Karla McCallum of Charlottetown won her first women’s singles A Atlantic badminton championship recently in Halifax, N.S. - Contributed

Charlottetown resident knocks off top seed

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Karla McCallum recently capped off the badminton season by winning her first Atlantic women’s singles A championship title in Halifax, N.S.
The 15-year-old Charlottetown resident, who was the No. 2 seed in the field of 12, knocked off top-seeded Sydney Arseneault of New Brunswick 21-11, 21-15 in the final.
Stratford’s Sam Lawther lost to Arseneault in the semifinal.
They were two of the Islanders to turn in strong performances at the competition. Nova Scotians Ruiwen Zhu and Yuka Shimura won the women’s doubles A title with McCallum/Lawther making it to the semifinals.
Lawther teamed up with Christopher Ross of Nova Scotia to place second in the mixed doubles A event.
Jack Ronahan and partner Rory White of Nova Scotia were semifinalists in men’s doubles A competition while Daniel Breau won the men’s singles B title.

Junior
In junior action, Haoran Shi placed second in under-13 boys’ singles division. Jing Yi Chen teamed with Satviki Bakthula of Nova Scotia to finish second in under-13 girls.
Dylan MacLean came third in under-15 boys with partner Ryan Choi of New Brunswick. Jing Yi Chen and Ryan Wang of Nova Scotia finished third in under-15 mixed doubles.
In under-16 boys’ singles, Dylan Batchilder came third and Spencer Gallant was fourth.
Batchilder teamed with Jeremy Martin of New Brunswick to capture the under-17 boys’ doubles over Gallant and Jeong Jayden of Nova Scotia. Yinxiao Chen teamed with Rakshit Galwa of New Brunswick for third.
In under-18 boys’ singles, Michael Bernard took bronze, Alex Zheng and Jack Gilles of New Brunswick captured gold in doubles while Bernard/Cameron Lawrence of Nova Scotia finished third.

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