Tyler Biggs, Sports Reporter
Humber College beat Concordia University of Edmonton to win the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic (CCAA) Women’s National Badminton Championship on March 7. (CCAA) Women’s National Badminton Humber College beat Concordia University of Edmonton to win the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic (CCAA) Women’s National Badminton Championship on March 7.
Chloe Rowe and Susanna Quach beat Jasleen Kaur and Johnna Rymes in straight sets. The Humber duo took the match 21-18, 21-14 in the final game mirroring their overall tournament performance. The pair dominated from start to finish and did not drop a single set during the weekend.
This is the fourth gold medal for Hawks player Chloe Rowe. The business management student has previously won OCAA and CCAA in 2017, ’18, and ’19 before taking home the title again this year.
The accolades continued as Rowe was named one of the student Athletes of the Week on March 9 for her performance last weekend.
Each year Rowe has taken a new partner and this year was no different as she teamed-up with first-year student Susanna Quach. Rowe hopes her experience helps her teammates in the future.
“I’ve won three women’s doubles titles with different partners,” she said. “It’s nice to bring her in and help. I wanted to play with Susanna.”
It may have been the preferred choice but the two had clear chemistry on court, controlling play with a rhythm and harmony one would expect to see on a stage, not a badminton court.
“They wanted to play together,” said assistant coach David Trinh.
“Through the season they remained undefeated and we thought, what if we are going to make this happen?”
“This is the time,” he said.
Quach played in her first CCAA tournament and said she is thankful for Rowe and the calming influence she brings.
“We practiced like six months together,” she said. “I think we played really well.”
Next year Quach plans to return to Humber a champion with the intention of sharing the wisdom imparted by Rowe.
When asked how they are going to celebrate, the four-time winner Rowe was uncertain of her plans but not Quach: “Party!”