BSSF Senior School Girl’s Badminton Results

May 24, 2023

Somersfield Academy claimed the top two spots in all categories at the Bermuda School Sports Federations Senior Girls Badminton tournament held at the Somersfield Academy Gym.

All four Under 16 Somersfield players made it to the Semi-Finals. Emma Allington would eventually finish on top after upsetting top seed Robin-Valana Pearman 11-6 in the final. Allington defeated Grace Lightowler 11-7 in their Semi-Final, while Pearman defeated Somersfield second seed Hannah Taylor 11-8. Taylor finished in third place after edging past Lightowler 13-11. Allington and Lightowler then teamed up to with the all-Somersfield Doubles final 11-9 over Pearman and Taylor. The Saltus team of Carleigh Rodney and Emily Henshilwood defeated the other Saltus pair of Avani Patton and Evie Hook 11-5 to finish third.

Izzy White overcame top seed Satya Darrell 12-10 in a seesaw battle in the Over 16 Final. Both finished their respective Round Robin pools undefeated laying the groundwork for an all-Somersfield showdown. Darrell defeated Warwick Academy’s Adriana Argent 11-8 in their Semi-Final, with White getting past Saltus Grammar Schools Hayley Moss 11-5. Moss defeated Argent 11-6 to earn the Bronze Medal.

Darrell would team up with Maya Rajeh to defeat the other Somersfield pair of White and Arabella Crofts 11 – 7 in the Over 16 Doubles Final. Both teams had to fight hard to make the finals with 12-10 wins in the Semi-Finals. Darrell and Rajeh overcame the Saltus pair of Moss and Gabrielle Tuechiaro while White and Crofts overcame Argent and her Warwick teammate Samara Darrell. The Saltus pair defeated Warwick 11-5 in the third-place match.

Darrell saw off Saltus’ Katherine Bean Rosario 11-2 in the Quarter-Finals while White overcame schoolmate Maya Rajeh 11-1. Moss was victorious over Samara Darrell of Warwick Academy.

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