Ramdhani siblings hit the podium at ACAC tournament


The Alberta Colleges’ Athletics Conference (ACAC) Interlock #2 tournament kicked off on Sunday last at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Alberta, Canada.

Representing Olds College, Guyanese Priyanna Ramdhani gained a bye in the first round to progress to the quarter-finals. She advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Abbey 21-4, 21-9.

She put up a fight in the semi-finals, but ended up losing to Jasleen Kaur 14-21, 21-4 and 21-13. Going against Cecilia Wolski, Priyanna gained third place with a 21-7, 21-9 win.

Meanwhile, her brother and number one seed Narayan, representing Kings University, also gained a bye to the quarter-final. He defeated Tye Belanger 21-9, 21-10 in the quarter-finals and Brandon Gendre 21-5, 21-8 at the semi-final stage.

Narayan gained second place in the final after losing to Smit Patel 18-21, 20-22 in a very tough battle. Both players have now won at home- Narayan winning at University Kings and Smit winning at his University NAIT. The final showdown will be at Provincials.

Meanwhile, Priyanna teamed up with Abbey of Olds College and gained third place in the Women’s Doubles, while Narayan teamed up with Abigail Ledda of the Kings University to win Mixed Doubles.

The Interlock #3 ACAC Provincial Tournament will be held in Olds, Alberta, on February 19-20, 2022.  This tournament will determine the athletes who will represent the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (Nationals) to be held in March.

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