In the U-17 final, Bernice Lim of Sports School beat Cheong Zi Ann of Team NYGH 2-0 (11-5, 11-6). (Photo © Les Tan/Red Sports)

In the U-17 final, Bernice Lim of Sports School beat Cheong Zi Ann of Team NYGH 2-0 (11-5, 11-6). (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports)

Jurong East Sports Centre, Sunday, July 3, 2016 — Singapore Sports School defeated Team NYGH (Nanyang Girls’ High) 3-0 to win the badminton under-17 category at the Singapore Youth Olympic Festival (SYOF).

The Sports School team, made up of Chiu Jing Yun, Tyu Kewei, Ashley Lim, Bernice Lim, and Jaslyn Hooi, were undefeated in five match ups. The two teams were also drawn together in Round 1, and Sports School had won that encounter 2-1.

In the 1st Singles, Jing Yun of Sports School defeated Leong Wen Ting of Team NYGH 2-0 (11-5, 11-7).

Kewei and Jaslyn of Sports School then teamed up for the 1st Doubles to overcome Shannon Ng and Abigail Yeo 2-0 (11-7, 11-8).

Bernice of Sports School notched the final point in the victory with a 2-0 (11-5, 11-6) win over Cheong Zi Ann in the 2nd Singles.

Said Jaslyn, “The most fun part of the tournament was watching my teammates and cheering each other on.”

The Sports School players were part of the team that finished as both North Zone and National champions in the B Division earlier this year where they met Singapore Chinese Girls’ School in both finals.

Both Bernice and Jaslyn will be taking part in the ASEAN School Games that starts on 21 July in Chiangmai.

In the u-15 final, NYGH T1 edged out Dunman High T1 2-1.

Sharyn Tan of NYGH notched the first point when she beat Amber Trinh 2-0 (11-9, 11-9) in the 1st Singles.

Pang Yun Ning and Sharmaine Tea of NYGH took to the court in the 1st Doubles and came back from losing the first set to beat Shayne Long and Phyllis Pe 2-1 (7-11, 11-4, 11-10).

Ang Wei Jing secured the consolation point for Dunman High with a 2-1 (11-7, 11-7) win over Zhang Zheqing.

Said Sharyn of NYGH, “We took part to gain experience and exposure. It was fun get to meet different people from different walks of life.”

Some of the Nanyang Girls’ High players took part in the C Division Championship earlier this year where they finished as West Zone champions and also managed a fourth placed finish at Nationals.

A total of 26 teams took part in the girls competition, with 19 teams in the U-15 category, and seven in the U-17s. The boys competition saw 43 teams sign up.

The SYOF, into its sixth edition, is a fun multi-sport event for youths aged 18 and below to commemorate the anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) held in Singapore in 2010.

Badminton is one of 11 sports making up the festival. The other sports are athletics, fencing, 3-on-3 basketball, football 7s, rugby 7s, sailing, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo and volleyball.

Final Results
U-17 Finals
Singapore Sports School 3 Team NYGH 0

1st Singles
Chiu Jing Yun 2 Leong Wen Ting 0
11-5, 11-7

1st Doubles
Tyu Kewei/Jaslyn Hooi 2 Shannon Ng/Abigail Yeo 0
11-7, 11-8

2nd Singles
Bernice Lim 2 Cheong Zi Ann 0
11-5, 11-6

U-15 Finals
NYGH T1 2 Dunman High T1 1

1st Singles
Sharyn Tan 2 Amber Trinh 0
11-9, 11-9

1st Doubles
Pang Yun Ning/Sharmaine Tea 2 Shayne Long/Phyllis Pe 1
7-11, 11-4, 11-10

2nd Singles
Zhang Zheqing 0 Ang Wei Jing 2
7-11, 7-11

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