After a disappointing 2-10 season, the badminton team hopes to bounce back next year.
Even after losing many key seniors last year, the team still felt optimistic about their odds before the season began.
“Given that we lost a number of very strong players this year, I suppose our goals were simply to do our best, improve over the course of the season, and try to have some fun in the process,” said junior Daniel Jin.
The team lost 10 games, eight of which were lost by four or more points.
“The other teams got a lot stronger this year, so we had some trouble accomplishing our goal, but in the end, we still managed to pull through,” said junior and team captain Dylan Zou.
According to Jin, the toughest games for the team were ties. In badminton, a tiebreaker is decided by whichever team has the most wins.
“Our season definitely wasn’t the best, as we had many very close, winnable games that we would just barely lose. We lost 15-15 two separate times.”
Though the season was upsetting for the whole team, the future remains bright due to an abundance of talented underclassmen.
“We lost a number of very strong players this year, but managed to overcome that through the addition of some new young talent this year,” Jin said.
The season ended on May 2 in a 24-6 loss to Cupertino High School.