Big win for Venpin


TRARALGON local Ryan Venpin claimed twin national titles at the Australian Badminton Championships in January in Altona North.

Ryan won both the singles and doubles events in the under 13 division for the second consecutive year.

The defending champion was an emphatic victor in the singles, winning his quarter final 30-12 against Rio Agustino from New South Wales, the semi-final over Ethan Chen (NSW) 30-19 and the final against Ross Audley, his doubles partner, 30-13.

In the doubles event, Ryan and Ross defeated another pair from Victoria, Jack Yu and Otto Zhao 30-18.

Ryan also helped Victoria win in the interstate series between Victoria 1, Victoria 2, NSW Thunder, NSW Lightning and Territories on 16 January.

In the final match Victoria 1, represented by Ryan, Ross, Otto, Jack, Irene Chau, Angela Yu, Tiann Young and Kaitlyn Ea defeated NSW Thunder 10-2.