The varsity badminton workforce worn out its opponents from Terra Nova Excessive Faculty this Tuesday in its first recreation of the season, profitable 30-0, with just one match spilling into the third recreation.
Within the first-string lady’s doubles recreation, senior Hazel Jones and senior Maddy Tomkins made numerous smashes which their opponents had a tough time receiving. Within the first recreation, Jones did a superb job staying low and on her toes, permitting her to hit pictures near the web, although she nonetheless stated, “I need to work on my footwork and shifting across the courtroom rapidly.” The Bears ended the game-winning 21-13.
Jones and Tomkins gave many sturdy blows, outplaying their opponents in energy, ability, and coordination. Jones scored the profitable level, which her opponents managed to hit up however couldn’t recover from the web. The M-A groups had gathered round to see this final match and cheered for the profitable level. Jones and Tomkins gained the second recreation 21-15.
Jones stated, “I’m pleased with how my companion and I are studying to speak with one another and work as a workforce.” She added, “the workforce surroundings is a lot enjoyable.”
Within the second string for blended doubles have been seniors Nolan Takayama and Kate Trevor. Takayama strategically served pictures frivolously to the aspect of his opponents, and between the 2 gamers, complicated them, and garnering a big level margin. M-A gained the primary recreation 21-5 and adopted via within the second recreation, profitable 21-10.
Takayama stated, “Kate and I nonetheless have lots to work on when it comes to coordinating rotations and technique. Personally, I bear in mind shedding many factors to unforced errors and I positively must work on that.”
For seniors like first string boys doubles participant senior Marc Lenzi, that is their final 12 months on the workforce, with companions they’ve spent so lengthy enjoying badminton with. Lenzi stated, “I look ahead to having fun with my time with the workforce this season and benefiting from my remaining 12 months on the workforce. I’m pleased with Cabe [Estes] and my teamwork on this recreation. We’ve been enjoying collectively for 3 years, and I feel that our play types work collectively nicely.”
Junior Adam Vengosh performed the third string of the boy’s singles. Within the first recreation, he constantly made smashes from behind the serve line profitable the primary recreation 21-17. Within the second recreation, Terra Nova received extra aggressive from the again of the courtroom, which gave them an in depth win of 21-18. Within the tie-breaker spherical, Vengosh made his comeback, profitable 21-15 total.
Senior Abigail Youngblood, who completed second-string for women doubles stated, “Beating Terra Nova 30-0 was superior! For my first recreation, because it’s my first 12 months enjoying, it was unimaginable to see. The victory felt nice, and it was an ideal option to begin the season.”
When requested about his hopes for the approaching season, Coach Fitzgerald Geonzon stated, “I imagine we’re going to get second place within the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL). 1st place goes to be robust however we’re 1000% p.c able to ending within the prime two.”