HC badminton club plays like varsity
By biconews On 29 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Tracey Posluszny

There is no greater joy than to watch club sports rise to the level of intercollegiate play. Such was the feeling for Haverford’s badminton club, who sent three players, Monique Tsang, Cynthia Ing and Brian McCarthy to Northeast Regionals Feb. 19-20.

Northeast Regionals is an intercollegiate championship held at Swarthmore, involving teams from Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, UPenn, Albright College, Howard University, William & Mary

and the University of Maryland.

Not only did Lang, Ing and McCarthy match up to players from these schools, but they also claimed a number of victories, proving themselves more than capable of this level of play. Ing and Tsang teamed up for the first time and defeated Swarthmore’s varsity doubles team, Deirdre Conner and Olga Rostapshova. The two went on a to second victory against William and Mary’s women’s doubles and were halted only by Bryn Mawr’s number one double’s team, Nicole Boehner and Erin Dawson.

Brian McCarthy and Tsang entered mixed doubles and survived both UPenn and Swarthmore’s strong smashes, but could not pull away with any wins. Nonetheless, the oppurtunity to play these teams was a success unto itself.

While the Badminton club is honored to have sent these three members to the intercollegiate competition, the club still maintains its purpose of allowing the entire Haverford community to enjoy the sport of Badminton. Currently, the club consists of 10 to 15 regular players and would love for more to join. Members include Haverford students, faculty and staff. The club holds regular practices for one to two hours, three times per week as well as scrimmages with

other colleges, and plans to attend intercollegiate tournaments, such as Northeast Regionals, yearly.

For more information visit the club’s web page at students.haverford.edu/birdie/ or contact Monique Tsang at mtsang@haverford.edu.

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