Carlmont finishes season, prepares for PAL

Tracy Cho returns the birdie against Menlo-Atherton

Tracy Cho returns the birdie against Menlo-Atherton

Daniel Wang, Staff Writer

Tracy Cho returns the birdie against Menlo-Atherton
Tracy Cho returns the birdie against Menlo-Atherton

After a two month season, the Carlmont badminton program finished in a strong second place, only coming up short to Mills High School, who Carlmont lost to twice in the regular season.

Commenting on Carlmont badminton’s 12-2 season, coach Marco Aguilar said, “We could’ve done better, but I’m quite happy with how the kids did this season.”

One person instrumental in the Carlmont’s successful season is freshman Tracy Cho, Carlmont’s girls number one seeded single.

“I’ve won all my games except for two, which weren’t ranked,” Cho said after her victory against Menlo Atherton.

Cho has been dominant this whole season, which is proven by her record. Although she lost twice, they weren’t ranked matches, so they didn’t hurt Carlmont’s standings.

Cho isn’t a newcomer to the sport. “I’ve played badminton for three and a half years,” Cho said. “I play in South San Francisco at Bintang Badminton.”

Now that the badminton season’s over, Cho and other Carlmont badminton varsity players are getting ready for the Peninsula Athletic League, a tournament that pits the best high school badminton players in the Bay Area against each other.

“My goal for PAL is to get second place or better,” Cho said.

Despite the fact that the season is over, Cho’s dominance in the girl’s PAL Bay Division has just begun. Since she’s just a freshman, she’ll have three more years to help Carlmont win a division title.

Carlmont’s top badminton players will play in the PAL tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email