NORTH YORK, Ont – Women's doubles partners Phuthita Nilyok and Chloe Rowe (7-0) won the battle of Ontario with a straight set win over Christine Nguyen and Rachel Nham from Seneca College (5-2). The duo, playing in their first season together, won 21-11 21-9 to secure Humber's first CCAA women's doubles national title in four years.
They began their journey by winning the OCAA Championships without dropping a set, continuing that trend into the national championship tournament going 7-0 and outscoring their opponents 294-108.
Nilyok now has a CCAA gold to go along with her silver medal from last season she won in mixed doubles with Jesse Assing (now a member of Humber's coaching staff).
Competing in her first national championship, Chloe Rowe played with the poise of a seasoned veteran, creating the perfect partner for "Boom" Nilyok.
Nilyok/Rowe's Road to the Title
Round 1 – Smilie/Wolski (ACAC), 21-9 21-8
Round 2 – Hughes/Visser (ACAA), 21-11 21-6
Round 3 – Nguyen/Nham (OCAA Host), 21-18 21-7
Round 4 – New/Wilbee (ACAA WC), 21-7 21-9
Round 5 – Walker/Woo (PACWEST), 21-10 21-7
Semi-final – New/Wilbee, 21-9 21-9
Finals – Nguyen/Nham, 21-11 21-9