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Rams Remain Undefeated Over CCSF

April 5, 2017

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Erin Vang keeps Birdie in play against  CCSF on April 4, 2017. Photo/ Ram Reyes

Erin Vang keeps Birdie in play against CCSF on April 4, 2017. Photo/ Ram Reyes

Erin Vang keeps Birdie in play against CCSF on April 4, 2017. Photo/ Ram Reyes

Fresno City College defeated City College of San Fransisco  in a 19-2 victory at home on April 4.

FCC had six singles players in the first round of competition and by the first rounds of singles and doubles, the score was a devastating 9-2 in the Ram’s favor.

Erin Vang, first year badminton player, was a force to be reckoned with in her singles match.     Vang scored 21-15 in the first round and 21-10 in the second round.

Panhia Vang performed well in her matches, also scoring high in her single match and winning her doubles match.

Panhia Vang went up against Bin Cheng of CCSF, scoring 21-5 in the first round and 20-18 in the second round. She was one of many FCC players to win the singles and doubles in her match.

Panhia Vang and Lucy Lor teamed up in a doubles match to defeat Cheng and Rainie Dang of CCSF. The FCC doubles team scored 21-12 in the first round and 21-13 in the second round.

To determine a team win, players play four alternating rounds of singles and doubles and winning a match gives the respective school one point.

Players competed in individual and doubles matches to accumulate points for an overall team score.

Singles matches are worth one point and doubles are two points.

“I can use more practice, and I hope the team keeps improving as well,” said Erin Vang. “I believe you can play well, but you can also play better.”

“I am confident that we will win our conference, individually and as a team,” said Panhia Vang.

Other players include five freshmen players and only two returning players who went to state last year.

The women’s badminton team is currently undefeated in their conference. This is the second time that FCC faced and won against San Francisco’s badminton team.

In 2016, the women’s badminton team won The State Championships, and hope to continue their success this season.

“All of the players competed very well today,” said Carol Kadingo, badminton coach. “The athletes are all improving very well, and we are looking to win another conference and state title.”

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