We started off the first BUCS Wednesday of the semester this week with a Badminton 1’s fixture against the University of West of Scotland.
Despite a late start to the match, the competition started off with the women’s and men’s singles, with 4 of Stirling’s finest starting off the fixture. Both captains were up against tricky opponents, but each won their respective match.
The second men’s single match also brought in a win, giving Stirling 3 points against their competition. Next up was the doubles. Stirling had 8 teams playing in this part of the competition, 2 men’s teams, 2 women’s teams, and 4 mixed doubles teams.
UWS proved to be a strong opponent however, as they won all the women’s and men’s doubles. After some fiercely fought competition however, the 4th mixed doubles team managed a solid win against their opponents, which meant the day ended on a 4-8 win for UWS.
Despite a strong win from the UWS side, men’s captain James Robertson was happy with the result. He had this to say about the meet:
With 3 more BUCS matches to come, Stirling will be looking to improve on their performance from Wednesday, with their next fixture against league toppers Strathclyde next week.