Badminton slams Washington Eagles in AAA championship

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Lowell’s varsity badminton team defeated the Washington Eagles 6-1 on May 15 at Galileo, claiming the championship title for the CIF/AAA San Francisco Section.

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In a formidable partnership, senior Betty Yang and junior Alan Su both lunge forward to return the birdie during the regular game against the Washington Eagles on April 18.

In the girls’ singles match, senior Betty Yang won the first set 21-16 and the second 21-14. In the boys’ singles match, junior Alan Su lost with scores of 21-11 and 21-13.

During the first girls’ doubles match, seniors Elaine Huang and Joanna Feng crushed their opponents 21-14 and 21-7. The second girls’ doubles match also concluded in a Lowell victory, with juniors Helen Guan and Sophie Li winning their sets 21-17 and 21-11.

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After firing his shot, senior Jacky Lan attentively watches the next move of his opponent.

The first boys’ doubles match started off with a 21-12 defeat for junior Jeffrey Truong and senior Jacky Lan. In the next two sets, however, Truong and Lan came back and overpowered their opponents 21-17 and 21-15, thus winning the match.

In the second boys’ doubles match, senior Cameron Ness and junior Aaron Ng defeated the Eagles 21-14 and 21-14.

The mixed doubles team, made up of Su and Yang, also triumphed in a close win of 21-19 in the first set and 21-19 in the second.

As a graduating senior, Yang was satisfied with the results of the game and was pleased to see the team spirit that was shown. “I’m super proud of our team because the players played their hearts out and made every point count, and even those who didn’t play cheered the loudest and made sure the players felt supported,” Yang said. “The spirit that we showed defined Lowell badminton. I’m super glad that I got to see it for one last time.”