NORTH YORK, Ont – No. 1 Humber's Olivia Lei (7-0) became just the second three-time national champion in CCAA women's singles history after a straight set sweep over ACAC champion Takeisha Wang (5-2) 21-8 21-13.
Overcoming a bad case of the flu, Lei finished the three-day tournament undefeated and is now 21-0 all-time in CCAA play. In those seven matches, Lei outscored her opponents 294-108.
When Lei and Wang met in round robin play, Wang played tough and was the only student-athlete to record 16 points on Lei this season. After cruising her way to a first set 21-8 victory, Lei came out strong in second and scored 12 of the first 14 points. Wang, proving her fierce competitiveness, then went on a 4-0 run of her own. Ultimately the run wasn't enough as Lei went on to win her third career national championship.
For Wang, it was her second career medal after capturing a bronze last season in women's doubles.
Lei's Road to the Title
Round 1 – Thedchanamoorthy (OCAA Host), 21-2 21-4
Round 2 – Wang (ACAC), 21-16 21-16
Round 3 – Lawther (ACAA), 21-5 21-3
Round 4 – Kuramochi (ACAC WC), 21-10 21-2
Round 5 – Cheung (PACWEST), 21-9 21-10
Semi-final – Kuramochi, 21-5 21-5
Finals – Wang, 21-8, 21-13