TORONTO-The Ryerson Rams badminton team made some major strides at the OUA championships this past weekend at the University of Toronto.
The Rams had nine teams and 10 individuals advance past the qualification stages and into the main rounds of competition. This represented more than half of Ryerson's roster, and is a marked improvement from last year, where only three teams and three individuals were able to get past the preliminary rounds.
Notable performances include North York, Ont. native Clare Cheung, who advanced to the quarter-finals in both the women's singles and women's doubles event where she teamed up with Fabienne Chang (Richmond Hill, Ont.). This earned the Rams four of its 11 points on the weekend.
Ryerson finished the championships in fourth place out of seven teams. This marked a significant improvement from last season, where the team placed sixth.
"This shows the remarkable increase in the depth of the Ryerson squad," said Head Coach Rob Fullerton. "Next year we'll work at similar breadth of performance, and advancing further in the main round draws."
Ryerson is co-hosting and competing in the Canadian University Championships this weekend (March 23-25) in Mississauga.