An all Ontario Finals in Women’s Badminton Doubles

The top seeded and heavily favored Doubles team, Michelle Li and Alex Bruce of Ontario easily won their Semi Finals match by a score of 21-11 , 21-13 over  Shannon Saunders and Kacey Tung of Alberta.  Michelle and Alex will face the winners of a very close and hotly contested match won by Surabhi Kadam and Tracy Wong of Ontario.  Kadam and Wong  won their match in 3 games over Stephanie Pakenham and Caroline Beauregard of Quebec.  The final score of the match was 21-18, 15-21, 21-11.  The Finals will be an all Ontario affaire, with the Silver medalists from the 2008 Junior Commonwealth Games, Li and Bruce attempting to add Canada Games gold to their collection.

“It feels great to make it to the Finals as e knew we ould be in for a tough math as the team from Quebec plays together often. We are very motivated to make this an all Ontario affaire.” explained Surabhi Kadam. 

When asked about the task of facing the favored Michelle Li and Alex Bruce, Surabhi explained ” we recognize that they train full time and have a shot and the next Olympic Games, but we are trying to look at this as just another team and focus on our game”.

The Finals for the Women`s Doubles Draw is expected to begin at 11 AM, at the Canada Games Center.


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