Badminton team lives up to expectations

Scott McLean

The San Diego City College Badminton team beat the shuttlecock with a vengeance on Friday, Feb. 25 at Grossmont College. The badminton team had one first-place finish and two second-place finishes in the women’s brackets and the men took second place in singles play.

The women’s team led the way by Rosalinda Nguyen’s second-place finish in singles play and her first-place win in a doubles, with the help of team mate Tammy Vu.

Coach Son Nguyen pointed out Rosalinda Nguyen as one of the women to be watched, as she placed second in a women’s singles play against a top ranked player from Irvine Valley College.

Kevin Hean from City College also had a great showing with a second place in the men’s singles bracket losing in the final against a player from Grossmont College.

The City College team played 80 other players from 5 other schools, so their first place and multiple second place finishes give the team a great start to the season.

Coach Nguyen said, “this year’s team is looking really balanced” and that he thought the team had some great players. The City College team consists of eight women and 12 men. The team is scheduled to play 16 matches.

The badminton team at City College has won four Orange Empire Conference Championships in five years with their last in 2010. The team hopes to keep the streak alive with a great showing this year. Take a look at the City College website for game times and places, so we can all go and root for our great badminton team.