In the afterglow of a 18-game winning streak, No. 1 badminton singles player Rebecca Tzou may be breaking the hearts of her opponents but she is winning the hearts of her teammates both on and off the court.
The Lancers badminton team remains unbeaten following a blowout 21-0 win at El Camino College-Compton Center on Friday.
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.
Even with their top four singles players missing in action, the women’s badminton team finished off the South Coast conference season in style by easily accounting for hosts El Camino College-Compton 21-0 on Wednesday and also claimed their third undefeated conference title in the process with a 12-0 SCC record.
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.
Pasadena has been so dominant in the SCC this season that Ho has had to resort to unique methods by testing her players against stronger male opponents in practice sessions and sending her team to compete in recent tournaments in Northern California and San Diego that allow her team to be pushed outside their comfort zone.
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.