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Gilbert, Chandler shine at Fiesta badminton tourney

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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:05 pm | Updated: 12:34 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Gilbert High and Chandler High housed the winning individuals Monday at the 2009 Fiesta Region Badminton Tournament at Gilbert Mesquite High School.

Gilbert's Callie Branyan bested teammate Sam Bradley in the singles final. Chandler's Kasey Evans and Gilbert Highland's Jenae Feddick were third and fourth, respectively.

In doubles competition, Chandler's Chandler Begay and Witisada Wattananimitgul defeated teammates Jordan Hammel and Je Zhe Newton for the region crown. The top four singles and top four doubles teams from each region advance to the Nov. 6-7 state tournament.

In the Metro Region, Goodyear Millennium's Carolyn Houser won the region singles title and Phoenix Mountain Pointe doubles players Sienna Martinez and Holly Phillips won the doubles crown in the regional held at Mountain Pointe High.

Tempe Corona del Sol's Brittany Messer (2nd), Mountain Pointe's Danielle Stewart (3rd) and Phoenix Trevor Browne's Diamon Woods (4th) also qualified for state in singles. Also advancing to state in doubles are Courtney Dupuis and Kendra Hopkins (Mountain Pointe) and Phoenix Desert Vista's Sam Urban and Susan Tu.

The 5A East Valley Region and Desert Valley Region will hold their regional tournaments on Friday. The East Valley's will be held at Dobson High School in Mesa while the Desert Valley's will be held at Desert Mountain High School in Phoenix.

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