The Douglas College Royals won an unprecedented eighth consecutive provincial badminton title this past weekend.
The Royals started the weekend with a perfect 4-0 record in the team competition to beat out runners-up Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic for its eighth straight PacWest title.
Douglas also shone in the individual competition, qualifying in three separate events for the upcoming Canadian Colleges' association national championships to be held in Barrie, Ont. later this month.
Defending four-time national singles champion RuiLin Huang of Burnaby led the Royals, winning her fifth straight women's singles title with a win over Melissa Liew of Vancouver Island University in the championship final. Huang will look to win a record fifth straight national title.
Charmagne Yeung and Amy Leung defeated Alisa Young and Even Tong of Kwantlen to win the women's doubles event for the Douglas team.
Yeung also won a fifth provincial title and is on target for a fifth consecutive national title as well.
Two-time men's champion Luo Wei of Burnaby teamed up with freshman sensation Nathan Choi to win the men's doubles.
The Douglas pair knocked off Kwantlen's Willis Kwee and Andy Wong for the men's title. Wei will be going for his third straight national title in Barrie.
"A very professional performance by the team," said Douglas College head coach Al Mawani. "It's going to be a bittersweet nationals with RuiLin, Charmagne and Amy finishing out their collegiate careers."