Singles and doubles success for Jess

02 October 2014

University of Bath based badminton player Jess Hopton is celebrating a double triumph at the Swiss Junior Open in Basel.

Hopton won the under-19 women’s singles title and joined forces with Lydia Powell to win the doubles.

Seeded 5/8 for the singles, Hopton beat Ira Banerjee, England’s under-19 national champion, in the quarter-finals, before defeating France’s Joanna Chaube in the final.

Hopton and Powell, seeded 3/4 for the doubles, beat top seeds Banerjee and Jessica Pugh in the all-English final.

Hopton has trained at the University of Bath for six years.

Pete Bush, Team Bath’s head badminton coach said: “Jess has had success in national events already, but these are her best results yet on the international stage.”

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