By Justin Lipitz
For the second straight year, the Girls Badminton team played exceptionally, securing the PSAL New York City championship once again. Only this time around, they maintained their same success with ease.
The team went 10-0 this year after going 12-0 in the 2015 spring. The team didn’t just win all of their game against their opponents, but won every singles and doubles match they played as well. This just demonstrates how much hard work the team and Coach D’Augusta inputted in daily practices. After displaying complete dominance in the regular season, it was a question if they would be able to maintain their poise entering the vigorous postseason. Being the first seeded team again, the Engineer’s received a bye in the first round of the playoffs. There was no sign of rust from the time off, and Tech continued to roll, winning 5-0 against John Dewey High School.
The following match, a more meaningful and emotional one against rival Stuyvesant was not an issue at all either, as Tech won again 5-0, putting the team into the finals. The final match-up for the season, against Hunter was very exciting, especially prior to the match-up. Like Brooklyn Tech, Hunter has been a successful team in the sport. This marked the third straight year of their being in the finals, except they had lost their previous two showdowns. One of those losses came against Tech during 2015, in a losing 3-2. In addition, Hunter was a similarly dominant team throughout the whole entire season, losing just a handful of games.
Still, despite the history, and formidable opponent in Hunter, the Brooklyn Tech’ Girls still prevailed winning 5-0, capping off a perfect season. Badminton is an expanding sport in New York City, and even in a larger playoff, with tougher competition, the Engineer’s put on display their talent and motivation. It is safe to say that in years to come, there will be many more exciting match-ups for Brooklyn Tech, especially in a growing league.