The Lancers badminton team continue their perfect season by defeating East LA College Friday, 15-6, improving to a 4-0 overall record.
After winning doubles last year for the state championship, taking second for the single, and some concerns for the end-of-year fatigue experienced last season, badminton head coach Jennifer Ho plans to focus the team on endurance conditioning, as well as defense.
Not only are the women’s badminton team gunning for a state title and are undefeated in the South Coast conference, but they have shifted the status of their rivalry with reigning two-time SCC champions and neighbors, the East Los Angeles Huskies with a 21-0 commanding win on Friday at home.
In a shocking upset that brings them one step closer to the state title, the women’s badminton team snapped the two-time state champions and visitors, De Anza College’s 24 match winning streak with a 14-7 win in a non-conference matchup on Thursday.
The women’s badminton team extended their winning streak to four games on the trot with a clinical 20-1 drubbing of last year’s South Coast Champions, East LA Huskies in a return conference game on Friday at Hutto-Patterson gymnasium, which involved a standout performance from the Lancers doubles team who didn’t drop a set.
The women’s badminton team capitalized on an intense pre-season training program by comprehensively accounting for two-time defending South Coast conference champions East LA College Huskies, 21-0, in the season opening conference matchup at Monterey Park on Wednesday.