Badminton Team Rallies After Ending Arduous Season
After finishing the last of their Almont League matches, the varsity and JV badminton teams ended the spring season with a streak of consecutive losses.
The teams’ last season game was against the San Gabriel Matadors on April 24. The varsity team won two out of 21 matches while the JV team received one win. The number of winning matches was not enough for the team to earn a victory in their last league game.
According to sophomore singles and doubles player Jessica Mo, losing the graduating seniors from last year and having many fresh faces to the sport were major setbacks to the teams’ league record and performance.
“Although our league results were not outstanding, the team still put full potential into every game. This season has been a great learning experience; we [maintained] a positive attitude about improving ourselves and being progressive,” senior singles and doubles player Janny Chin said.
Despite the season’s end, the team displayed their hard work during league preliminaries on April 29. After a season filled with improvements and technique building, the varsity badminton team finished the spring season with optimistic hopes for next year.
“I loved how [the seniors this year] treated all underclassmen as if we were a real family. They’ve taught me so much more than just badminton techniques, [such as] lessons to always focus and give it my all in what I do,” Mo said.