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Boys’ Badminton Caps Regular Season with ‘W’

May 16, 2018
B Badminton 2018

Han & Wong in action earlier this season (PC: Caitlin O’Neill)

Yesterday afternoon the boys’ badminton closed a sensational regular season with a 9-1 league record (13-3 overall) after a 5-4 victory over Smithtown East

The Bears wrung out any potential drama of this final match when they beat Walt Whitman 6-3 last Thursday to clinch the outright League II Championship. Nevertheless, the boys were sharp in sweeping the season series from the Bulls for the first time in their four year history to win their fifth in a row as they head into the postseason.

Jerry Liu (15-8, 15-4), Kevin Zhang (15-5, 15-12), and Ulysses Zhang (15-8, 15-8) claimed singles wins while Sam Han and Sam Wong (15-8, 15-11) and Ben Sray and Bob Wu (9-15, 15-13, 15-8) continued their reliable play at doubles.

The boys earned the #3 seed in the Suffolk County playoffs and face #6 Northport (6-10) at home tomorrow afternoon. The Bears are 3-0 all-time against the Tigers and won the most recent match-up on April 24th, 8-1. The girls’ postseason fate rests in the hands of undefeated Walt Whitman who can usher the girls in with a victory over Smithtown West. A West loss would give them and Stony Brook identical overall (9-7) and league (5-5) records. The Bears own the tiebreaker by virtue of their two wins over West this season.

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