Badminton continues to develop star talent

February 5, 2016 — by Arjun Ramanathan and Alex Yang

Badminton season preview.


Charley Situ, Chris Do

2014-2015 season record:


2014-2015 season recap:

The 2014-15 season of badminton had many up and downs. Sophomore Stephen Ding and senior Partha Shah succeeded coming in at second place in SCVAL De Anza A League doubles.

Star Players:

Sophomore Stephen Ding, seniors Michael Owyang, Partha Shah and Spring Ma.

Key Additions:

Senior Neel Jain and Arjun Ramanathan

Key Matchups (teams that produce heated games)

Lynbrook on 3/22 at home, Monta Vista on 3/10 at home

Key Losses (graduated athletes):

Junna Shimokawa, Max Chang, Kevin Lian


SCVAL De Anza A League

Quote from Coach:

Chris Do:

“I expect a better season compared to the last. Last year was a rebuilding season after losing 12 strong seniors from 2014. We also have Partha Shah and Josh Li, who made it to CCS last year. They've been training hard off season at a local club called Bintang. I expect them to make it to CCS again and place this time.”


Several losses of graduated seniors may make success a challenge for the badminton team this season.

However, doubles player Partha Shah says that although the losses may affect the team, hard training may be able to save the team this year.

“I am still hopeful we will do well this season as I know many people that have gotten much better from training this offseason,” Shah said.

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