Oct 23, 2013
PACWEST Week 07 – October 20, 2013
Men’s Badminton Athlete of the Week
Matthew Chan (Langara)
In his 1st year with Langara College, business student Matt Chan showed he is one of the top Men’s singles players in the PACWEST league. At the first tournament held at Douglas College this past weekend, Chan was undefeated in Men’s Singles in the Team and Individual event with a record of 8-0.
In the individual event on Sunday, Chan was looking to continue his success from the day before in the Men’s singles category. In the Preliminary round, he beat out opponents Lawson Chan from KPU 21-12, 21-18 and Joel Feenstra 21-7, 21-9 from TRU. This put Matt in the semi-finals against VIU’s Pat Thompson where he claimed victory 21-7, 21-9. Chan’s determination shined when he met Royals former CCAA National Champion, Rey Luo in the finals. Chan had beaten Rey in the team event on Saturday in 3 sets 21-18, 17-21, 21-14. Striving to do better, he managed to defeat Rey in 2 straight sets 21-14, 21-18, to secure 1st place.
Matt Chan’s motivation and drive helped lead the Falcons to a 1st place team finish, breaking the Douglas Royals undefeated streak of 8 years.