Sisters Win Auckland Badminton Doubles

Westlake Girls dynamic duo of Amanda and Natalie Ting teamed up to compete in the Auckland Secondary Schools Badminton Championship at Auckland Badminton Hall and won gold ahead of 12 other teams.

Year 9 Natalie Ting, competing in her first Secondary Schools championship with Year 12 sister, Amanda, played strongly in pool play to advance to the semi finals where the pair met Kings College and comfortably won, 31 – 6.

In the final, the Ting sisters met Epsom Girls in a best of 3 sets (first to 21) match.   Looking confident, Amanda and Natalie were prepared for the encounter and won the first set easily 21 – 9.  Heading into the second set, Westlake was up 16-10 before the game paused to address Natalie’s rolled her ankle.  Once iced and strapped, Natalie was back on court with big sister, Amanda taking charge.  The sister won the last set 21 – 13 to win the 2023 Auckland Secondary Schools Senior Badminton Doubles Championship.