Team Bath badminton players impress at English National Championships and Guernsey Closed tournament
Team Bath badminton players produced some outstanding performances when they competed at the English National Championships in Milton Keynes over the weekend.
Katie Scott (pictured), who studies Psychology and is coached by Peter Bush at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, reached the last 16 of the women’s singles where she came up against Abigail Holden, the number-one ranked player in England.
Team Bath Dual Career student-athlete Scott produced an incredible effort and performed against all expectations, only just losing out to the eventual finalist 22-20 21-18.
The hot streak continued into the women’s doubles where Scott and her partner Jessica Li, a University of Bath graduate, swept to a 21-8 21-19 win over their first-round opponents before being edged out 21-14 21-17 in the quarter-finals against a pair who had earlier taken out the third seeds.
In the men’s singles, Harry Jones – a new recruit to Team Bath – also reached the quarter-finals after beating Jack Taylor 15-21 21-14 21-9 and Tighe Crook 21-15 21-8. His run came to an end against Johnnie Torjussen, who went on to take the title.
Meanwhile, Sport & Exercise Science student Carys Batiste was in fantastic form at the Guernsey Closed event, winning the ladies doubles title and achieved silver medals in both the mixed doubles and singles to put her in with a very good chance of being selected for Guernsey in the Island Games.