ELAC play in CCCAA Badminton Tournament and loose

BY Daniel

Badmnton ended their participation in the California Community College Atlethic Association badminton tournamentearly within a loss against City College of San Francisco on Saturday at Pasadena City College.

ELAC lost it’s match with a score of 21-3, 21-4.

On the other side of the bracket Grossmont College’s Huyen Lam and Drew Mendoza dominating against Pasadena City College’s Emilee Kintanar and Annjie Li 21-6, 21-4.

The final round ended a good matchup that ended in a controversial call. The line judge called the shuttlecock inside where it appeared to be out. That caused the momentum to swing toward Situ and Chiu, who beat Liam and Mendoza 21-13, 18-21, 21-17 and won the doubles consolation tournament.

The consolation bracket for singles started with Fresno City College’s Soua Kong winning against San Diego City College’s Xaya Somloth with the final score being 10-21, 21-9, 22-20.

The other semifinal match included De Anza College’s Cindy Ha who swept San Diego Mesa College’s Jolli Panal 21-10, 21-16. In their final round Kong beat out Ha in a set where they went back-and-forth to finish 14-21, 21-12, 21-17. Kong won the consolation tournament.

The doubles players state semifinals started with Irvine Valley College’s Chien Tu and Lulu Yan defeated PCC Xiaoming Yao and Jessica Lee 21-15, 21-19.

Opposite of them were Skyline College’s Katie Tan and Paola Candolada who barely beat out San Diego City College’s Ngai and Xayasomloth 21-17, 10-21, 21-11.

The final round for the state doubles was won by Tan and Candolada after beating Tu and Yan with a score of 21-18, 21-12.

The morning started with the singles state semifinals where San Diego City College’s Sum Yin Ngai beat out Fresno City College’s Uyen Napier 23-21, 14-21, 25-23.

The final set was an exciting exchange with both players determined not to lose when the score was tied 23 all. Ngai stayed focus and ended up taking the match and moving on.

Pre-game setup—ELAC players Jasmine Dela Cruz and Gabriela Narnjo gets ready to defend against City College of San Fransico

The other side of the bracket had PCC Yao who faced Skyline College’s Candolada. Yao won 21-15, 19-21, 21-11. Most of the points were back and forward with Yao coming back from behind to take the lead in the first and final sets. In the final round for the singles ,Ngai continued her excience to win the singles tournament with a clean set against Yao 21-11, 21-10.

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