Competition got underway today at Westerner Park, with both the male and female team events starting play. Team BC got off to a great start in the female team event, making quick work of Team Quebec. Fiona Nie (Surrey), Benita Zhou (Vancouver) and Patrina Hui (Burnaby) cruised to a 3–0 victory, and followed that up later in the day with a 3–1 defeat of Team Ontario. The female team finished first in their pool which gives them a bye to the semifinals.
In the male team event, Steve Wang (North Vancouver), Kenny Jiang (Burnaby), and David Lin (Richmond), defeated Team Ontario 3–2 in a marathon three-hour match, but immediately had to turn around and face a talented Team Quebec where the exhausted team lost 0–3. Despite the loss, Team BC finished second in their pool and received a bye to the semifinals.
The team is back is action on Sunday morning, starting the male, female, and mixed doubles competitions, while the team event semifinals take place Sunday night.
“It’s fun to work with someone you haven’t worked with before. I am also nervous because it’s the first time we’ve ever been to a competition together so we’re just going to try and do our best,” said Patrina Hui (Burnaby) on playing with a new partner (David Lin, Richmond) tomorrow in the Mixed Doubles competition.
Female Team Event
- Round Robin vs. Quebec, 3–0 (3–0, 3–0, 3–1)
- Round Robin vs. Ontario, 3–1 (1–3, 3–1, 3–0, 3–0)
Male Team Event
- Round Robin vs. Ontario, 3–2 (3–0, 0–3, 3–0, 2–3, 3–0)
- Round Robin vs. Quebec, 0–3 (3–1, 3–1, 3–2)
- Sunday, February 17
Round Robin Male Doubles, Female Doubles, and Mixed Doubles - 9:00 am
Semifinals Male Team Event and Female Team Event - 5:00 pm