Monday, January 31, 2011

Badminton: League title for Stowmarket's Christopher

Stowmarket's Louise Christopher was crowned girls' singles champion at the Ipswich & District Badminton League championship.
She beat club mate Isabel Lucas in the semi-final before taking on Claudette Reis in a thrilling final.
Louise came from 19-17 down to win the first set 22-20 but her Adastral Park opponent hit back to level with a 21-18 second-set win.
Claudette led 11-6 in the deciding set but Louise hit back and both players twice held match points before the Stowmarket player prevailed 24-22 to take the title.
Stowmarket's Ryan Newcombe and partner Gavin Coyne (YMCA) were runners-up in the boys' double competition and Stow's Jack Gray won the boys' plate.

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