ELAC badminton crushes Tartars in shutout

By Tadzio Garcia

The Huskies badminton team beat the El Camino College Compton Center in a 21-0 shutout last Wednesday in the women’s gym.

The Husky No. 1 player of the game, Shirley Su, beat Compton’s No. 1 player Emely Aguilar, 21-6, 21-11. Su also beat Compton’s No. 2 player, Ariana Ordiano, 21-4 and 21-1.

Teresa Chiang, ELAC’s No. 2 player against Compton, also beat Aguilar and Ordiano.

In a close battle, Chiang beat Aguilar 21-17 in their first game followed by a 21-5 win for Chiang. Chiang beat Ordiano 21-12, 21-8.

Si Qiong Pei, ELAC’s No. 3 player walked away with two huge wins over Compton’s No. 3 and No. 4 players, Michelle Narando, 21-2, 21-2 and  Tiffani Reed, 21-3, 21-3.

ELAC won walk-overs in singles against Compton’s No. 5 and No. 6 players who missed the game.

In doubles, the Husky team of Shirley Su and Diana Su (no relation) beat the Tartar’s Aguilar and Narando, 21-7, 21-8.

Shirley Su and Diana Su also beat Compton’s doubles team consisting of Ordiano and Reed, 21-7, 21-4.

ELAC’s Qiong Pei and Amanda Lui beat Ordiano and Reed 21-10, 21-7. Head Coach Qui Nguy, in his eighth season, praised Lui’s play.

Also in doubles, ELAC’s Chiong Pei and Lui beat Aguilar and Narando, 21-10, 21-11.

The doubles team of Leanna Xu and Qiong Pei scored the final points for ELAC in a walk-over against Compton.

“Our girls, most of them with only one year experiencee, came out and played hard, go out good effort. Even though we played short, we saw some improvement,” Tartar Head Coach Tony Diaz said.

Diaz is coaching his third season for the previous badminton powerhouse.

Today the Huskies will try and snap Pasadena’s South Coast Conference 32-game win streak in the women’s gym at 2 p.m..

The Huskies almost snapped the win streak on March 23 in the women’s gym losing, 11-10. In a rematch at Pasadena on April, the Huskies got pounded 19-2.

“PCC is very competitive and really tough. It should be a close game,” Nguy said.

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