Kate Frost (TU Dublin Tallaght) takes SSI/BI Women’s Open Singles title

(Left to Right) Kate Frost (TU Dublin Tallaght) Women’s Open Singles Champion, Fiach Andrews (Badminton Ireland) and runner-up Molly Davies (NUI Galway)

Kate Frost (TU Dublin Tallaght Campus) was crowned Student Sport Ireland / Badminton Ireland Women’s Open Singles Champion on Thursday February 20th as she proved herself to be the best badminton player in 3rd level in Ireland with some fantastic performances at the competition in Waterford IT Arena.
The format saw twelve players divided into four groups of three players in a round robin system. Kate Frost took top spot in Group B with comfortable wins over Tara Bradley (Waterford IT) and Shweta (National College of Ireland) to set up a semi-final against Group D winner Jennifer Murphy (NUI Galway). Frost advanced to the final after a 21-8, 21-9 victory over Murphy.
Molly Davies (NUI Galway) and Ellie Power (TU Dublin City Campus) topped Groups A and C respectively and met in the other semi-final a game which was won by Davies on a 21-9, 21-10 score.
Kate Frost took the honours in the final with a 21-7, 21-8 victory over the hard-working Molly Davies.
The format saw every player play at least four games and ranking finals took place along the line with Jennifer Murphy (NUIG) winning the 3rd/4th place final with a 20-22, 21-18, 21-12 win over Ellie Power (TUDCC).
The shield winner and finishing in 5th place overall was Ciara Worrell from IT Carlow after she defeated Anna Ando from National College of Ireland 21-8, 21-12 in the shield final.
Student Sport Ireland / Badminton Ireland Women’s Open Singles Results
1st/2nd Final – Kate Frost (TU Dublin Tallaght Campus) defeated Molly Davies (NUI Galway)
3rd/4th Final – Jennifer Murphy (NUI Galway) defeated Ellie Power (TU Dublin City Campus)
5th/6th Final – Ciara Worrell (IT Carlow) defeated Anna Ando (National College of Ireland)
7th/8th Final – Flosie Sazon (TU Dublin Blanchardstown) defeated Shweta (National College of Ireland)
9th/10th Final – Kimmy Wong (National College of Ireland) defeated Ayesha Cortado (TU Dublin Blanchardstown)
11th/12th Final – Tara Bradley (Waterford IT) defeated Vicki Zhang (National College of Ireland)