Facing a new regional opponent, Porter's badminton won a decisive victory over the predomantly male Glastonbury High School team.
In one of the most competive matches, Roanna Zou '19 faced off against their top male player and won the first game 21-18, and the second 21-12. In Doubles, Roana teamed up with Nitya Shah, who won her #2 singles match handily, to win the #1 Doubles 21-1, 21-5.
Also winning at straight set victories in singles were Simrat Khalsa and Shushu Fang. Other winners in Doubles competition were Simrat Khalsa '19 /Anika Philomin '20 (#3 Doubles), Shushu Fang '18/Jolie Nguyen '21 (#4 Doubles).
The Porter's Badminton Team extended their win streak to seven straight wins by defeating East Hartford High School 7-2. The heavy favorite, Porters benched the top two singles players, Roanna Zou '19 and Nitya Shah '20, in the singles competition, and then mixed up the doubles lineup in order to make the match more competitive. As a result, there were a number of closely contested matches with two matches that had to be decided in a third and decisive game. Though first doubles team of Simrat Khalsa '19 and Damia Rizwan '18 lost their third game, Shushu Fang '18 rallied after losing the second game to win the match. Other highlights were the forth singles victory of freshman Jolie Nguyen '21 who teamed up with Roanna Zou '19 in Second Doubles. Also winning straight set victories were Simrat Khalsa '19 (first Singles), Nitya Shah '20/Veronica Pereira '19 (Third Doubles), Rose Aydin '18/Christine Park '21 (Forth Doubles), and Joyce Huang '19/Sara Park '19 (Fifth Doubles).
Alex Poole's '20 athletic drive is one to be admired by all. Despite her commitment to an outside sport, she remains deeply devoted to the Porter's cross country team. She gives every practice her all and during races she leaves nothing on the course. At Williston Northampton on Saturday, October 14, she placed first overall, beating the second place runner by almost half a minute. She also was just 8 seconds away from setting a course record. If she had a little more competition, she almost certainly would have done so. Congratulations, Alex.