Badminton takes championship for second time

By Shanika Whaley
City Times

The San Diego City College Knights scored another championship victory.

This makes it the second year in a row that the women’s badminton has taken home the championship title.

The San Diego Women’s Badminton team are the number one team for the second year in a row. The Knights played against other teams from San Diego, as well as teams from Orange County.

San Diego Mesa, Skyline, Grossmont College and Irvine College teams played as well, but it was the Knights who outplayed them all.

Single matches and double matches were played throughout the day. One game in particular featured two players from City College who really gave the opposing team a run for their money.

Ha Tu, Freshman, player number four and Stephanie Fong, number three also a freshman, played a double match against San Diego Mesa.

Not to say that Mesa didn’t give it their all, but the Knights asserted more force and energy into the match.

During the first round of the match, Fong and Tu had great control over their positions, covering the front and back court, both players went for everything that came at them.

Fong applied forceful slams to the Mesa team, which seemed to be too much for the front row player. While in the back, Tu covered everything that came at her. She would not let that birdie touch the floor.

Single matches were just as amazing to watch as the double games. One player in particular from Skyline College was a good opponent to play against, despite her distractions.

She had blond and black spikey hair, that stood straight up, a very thin frame and a big black t-shirt on that read “SKYLINE.”

If that’s not a distraction, then her forceful slams were. But nonetheless, the player from the City College kept her head straight, not to be distracted during the match.

This match featured nothing but powerful plays and slams. This Knight didn’t let anything past her, moving side to side, front to back, she didn’t stand still.

San Diego City College is the third college to win a badminton championship. The team is coached by Son Nguyen, a second year coach and also a badminton player for many years. This is the second year that the Knights finished the season undefeated 12- 0.

“Yeah, they’re good,” said Angie Duran from the City College Athletics Department. “I come every time they have a game.”

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