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Badminton team shows promise, hopes to improve performance from last year

The badminton team comes off from a rough season after having a record of 2-10 in 2018. This year, the team hopes to return back better than ever, winning their most recent game against Gunn. 

This year the team has been working hard to improve on past areas of weakness. Senior captain Dylan Zou explains the practice the team has been putting in this season.

“We’ve been doing a lot of conditioning this season, we are 1-2 at the moment,” Zou said. 

The team has been building on its recent win against cross-town rival Gunn High School. This is a major step in the team’s path to success, as Gunn is known to have a competitive and skilled team. 

“We got our first taste of victory at our last game against Gunn, and we’d like to build some momentum off that, we’re also looking to bond as a team,” Zou said.

Though many of the teams players graduated last year, they are hoping to help new players and see them grow.

“Our team has a lot of new players this year, but I hope that we can break through and continue to bring the (wins).”

Laura Kim

The team has focused on helping new players acclimate to the new environment, but the biggest change players are facing this season are the team’s new coaches.

“We have new coaches this year, so that’s definitely a new change for the team,” Kim said. “For past players, adjusting to the new practice style is quite a struggle.”

Though the addition of the new coaches’ practice style has been difficult for players at times, the team and coaches are all working hard to do the best they can.

Kim said, “Our players are still trying to do their best. I can see that the coaches are trying their best to bring out the best out of our team.”

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