Women’s badminton team finish top after invincible season

KU’s undefeated badminton women finished at the top of their league and now have their sights set on Surrey as they prepare for their varsity match up.

Lesley-Anne Morley

Co-captains Sam Bennet and Lilian Yau were thrilled as the undefeated KU women’s badminton team finished the year at the top of their league.

After being demoted at the end of last season, Kingston will regain their place in the South Eastern 2B league in the fall.

Yau said: “We were demoted last year we really wanted to prove to ourselves and with hard work and determination we were able to pick ourselves up.

“I am ecstatic that it has paid off and to do it without losing a single match just makes the victory sweeter.”

The year ahead

Bennet and Yau hope to rejoin current teammates Rebecca Stavely-Taylor, Emma Clark and Lily Simmons next year as they take on the challenge of a tougher league.

“Since we’ve had experience in the league above last year we know the quality of badminton they play, so it won’t be a complete surprise for us,” added Yau.

Varsity victory?

The team will play for the final time this season at Varsity 2013 as they face KU rivals, the University of Surrey, at the Surrey Sports Park in Guilford on March 20.

The annual match up between the Kingston Cougars and the Surrey Stags brings together more than 20 sports teams to go head-to-head in an all-out battle to be crowned varsity champs.

Bennet said: “We hope to beat Surrey and as we have a strong team, we will definitely put up a fight. It should be an amazing day.”

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