Badminton: Knockout competition-Camille, Cupidon win singles title


Cupidon had defeated his fiercest rival Steve Malcouzane 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) in the semifinal and he met up-and-coming Kervin Ghislain in the final.

Ghislain had beaten Richie Course in the other semifinal and gave the more experienced Cupidon a tough match especially in the first set which ended 23-21.
Cupidon wrapped up the second set 21-16 to win his first title.

Cupidon later on teamed up with Malcouzane to claim the men’s doubles title getting the better of Kervin Ghislain and Richie Course in straight sets – 21-14 and 21-14.

Men’s singles winner Cupidon

However Cupidon did not make it to the mixed doubles final as he joined forces with Juliette Ah-Wan and they lost to Malcouzane and Cynthia Course in the semifinal.

As for Alisen Camille, she won three titles as she edged out Juliette Ah-Wan in the singles final in three tight sets – 21-17, 19-21 and 21-11 – as Ah-Wan ran out of steam.
Camille told Sports Nation that she is happy she managed to win over her cousin Ah-Wan.

“It was not an easy match but tactically I played well and I am very happy to have won the singles as well as the other two titles,” Camille said.
As for Ah-Wan, she said she made too many mistakes, especially in the third set which proved costly.

Women’s singles champion Camille

Camille then combined with cousin Ah-Wan to lift the women’s doubles title as they brushed aside the challenge of Chlorie Cadeau and Patricia Course in the final on a 2-0 (21-2, 21-5) score.

Camille then contested the mixed doubles finals alongside Kervin Ghislain and they had to fend off a strong challenge from Cynthia Course and Steve Malcouzane in three fiercely disputed sets two win 2-1 (22-20, 17-21, 21-16) and claim her third title of the afternoon.

The winners received cash prizes sponsored by the Seychelles Badminton Association.

R. J-L.

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