Luke Couture enters the PACWEST Badminton Tournament #2 with a determination to dominate in his Singles event. In last months first PACWEST Tournament held at VIU, Couture finished 2nd in the Individual event, losing to Douglas’ Luo Wei. In the team event, he helped to lead his team to a 2nd place finish.
This past weekend, Couture competed in men’s singles in the team portion of the competition, finishing with a 4-1 record. In Round 1 vs TRU’s Dave Babichuk, Couture would win 23-21, 21-9. In Round 2 vs Capilano, Couture defeated David Khuong 21-7, 21-4. Round 3 saw another victory as Couture defeated David Dryden of Kwantlen. Round 4, Couture defeated Martin Haaf of VIU but it was Round 5 where Couture sputtered, losing to Douglas’ Bob Sharma with a score of 21-15, 18-21, 21-9.
Having lost to top player Bob Sharma from Douglas in 3 sets in the team event, Couture was eager to dominate in the individual event. Couture made it out of the Round Robin portion on the individual event where he once again faced Bob Sharma of Douglas in the Semi-finals. Couture would defeat Sharma in 2 sets, 21-18, 21-12. Having obtained his goal, Couture then met Kazys Tamasaukas from Capilano in the Finals winning his first event of the season, defeating Kazys 21-15, 21-18.