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A breeze for Haywood


A breeze for Haywood

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The top seeds lived up to their rankings on the third day of the junior badminton championships at the Wildey Gymnasium on Friday night.

Cheyanna Burnett-Griffith was no match for Amanda Haywood, whose game was on point to allow her to easily win in the Under-19 singles division.

Haywood controlled the tempo of the game from early, winning handily 21-4, 21-4 as she forced  Burnett-Griffith to all areas of the court to keep up with her deceptive strikes.

Shae Martin also came out strong, defeating Keshem Moore, but it was not without a fight.

Though he did not win as easily as he was accustomed to, Martin was crafty enough to take home the victory 21-18, 21-17.

Gavin Robinson’s game was also a strong one in the Under-19 category, taking the victory with a clinical win against John Cupples 21-5, 21-12.

Kodie King also had a good victory against John Cupple, winning the match 21-13, 21-7.

There was no stopping Kennie King, who came out on top in two games on the night.

In the Under-15 division, he defeated Dominick Scantlebury 21-9, 21-6 and prevailed in an Under-17 contest against Nicholas Howard, winning 21-7, 21-11.