October 25, 2016 by Jo Pike
Leicestershire junior badminton was well represented at the Milton Keynes U16 Silver event held on Saturday 15th October with the following players competing:
Jess Allen, Tamsin Betts, Danny Beynon, Sameer Chenia, Eve Durrance, Luke Hoult and Jess Rodgers.
In a day of tough competition there were many good performances; in particular Luke Hoult (playing up 2 age groups) and his partner winning 2 of their 3 group games, only being beaten out of their group by the #2 seeds.
However, the day belonged to Jess & Tamsin in the girls doubles! After beating the 3rd seed pair to win through from their group they proceeded to eliminate Caitlin Harper and Lucy Walker in a tight semi final 15-8, 14-16 15-13. After setting up a final against the other #3 seeds, Katherine Arksey and Smrithi Shirol, Jess and Tamsin showed no mercy in beating them in straight games 15-12 15-9 to win a fantastic gold medal.
Congratulations on a fantastic result!