Will the badminton team rule the court?

Junior Betty Yang prepares to hit the birdie during her singles match against a Galileo Lion on April 25. Photo by Anita Liu

The Lowell Cardinals badminton team mauled the Burton Pumas 7–0 on April 6 at home. It was the last game of the season before playoffs. The Cardinals are currently tied for first with the Washington Eagles and the Lincoln Mustangs in the Academic Athletic Association, each with a 10–1 record.

Both the girl singles player and boys singles player emerged victorious. Junior Betty Yang and senior Alex Owyang took wins in their matches. Yang defeated her opponent 21–7, 21–7, while Owyang won 21–11, 21–12.


The Cardinals didn’t disappoint in doubles. In the female double matches, juniors Elaine Huang and Joanna Feng took a 21–6, 21–13 win. Continuing their winning streak, sophomore Helen Guan and junior Jessica Liang brought a 21–10, 21–14 win. For boys doubles, s`eniors Zilong Wang and Nathan Li closed in with 21–13, 21–13 as sophomores Alan Su and Jeffrey Truong made their win with 21–13 and 21–10.

Cardinals prevailed even in mixed doubles. Junior Betty Yang and senior Alex Owyang paired up and took a 21–13, 21–15 win.

The badminton team huddles up to reflect on their game and celebrate Seniors Day. Photo by Anita Liu

The Cardinals will begin competing in the All-City individual tournament at 3 p.m. on May 1 at City College of San Francisco.