Five members of the STI College Olympians Badminton team joined the Yonex Sunrise Philippines National Badminton Open. The move was made so that the players will be able to gain experience and more importantly learn from what they were about to witness. The Olympians who played were Kris Bermudez of STI College Quezon Avenue, 2 - BSHRM student who played in the Women's Seniors division. STI College Fairview Freshman Kursty Alley Bonete was entered in the 17 and under and 19 and under tournaments respectively where she fared well.
STI College Global City's Khen Frank Duron fared well in the 19 and under Junior's division and the open tournament. Joining the three are the two new faces in the team, Jovy Susbilla and Eman Yapo who are both from STI College Taft. Yapo was entered in the Men's Open while Susbilla in the Women's OPen. At the same time they both teamed up in the Mixed Doubles open. The experience these five players got will be needed come NAASCU time in January. On to the next tournament then.