Porters swept all matches on their way to a 7-0 win over East Hartford High School.
Particularly noteworthy was the performance of Co-Captain Shushu Fang '18, who stepped in unexpectedly to play 3rd singles. After winning a closely contested first game (21-17). Fang '18 "upped her game, "strategically moving her opponent around the court and targeting her opponent's backhand in the second game (21-10) to claim the victory. In the doubles competition, Fang '18 teamed up with a highly talented new girl freshman, Jolie Nguyen, a to win in straight sets (21-13, 21-5).
The Porter's Badminton team faced a mixed-gender Hamden squad. Nonetheless, Porters swept the doubles competition, and dropped only three matches in the singles competition. Even though Porter's top two players, Roanna Zou '19 and Nitya Shah '20, were sidelined for the match, Porters dominated the competition.
The outstanding player of the day was Simrat Khalsa '19 who defeated Hamden's top male opponents in both singles and doubles competition where she teamed up with Annika Philomin '19.
Porters' badminton swept the singles competition and claimed three out of four of the doubles matches in the season opener against Emma Wilard. It was the first ever badminton match between these two single sex boarding schools.
Outstanding player of the day was sophomore Nitya Shah who faced off against Emma Willard's most formidable player in high caliber singles and doubles competition. In the former, Shah '20 demonstrated remarkable skill, agility, and poise to hold off her opponent and claim the victory. In the doubles, she teamed up with Junior Simrat Khalsa in another highly competitive match which, though not as successful, was equally exciting to witness.
Porter's is pleased to partner with Select Physical Therapy to work with the Athletic Department and provide support to the school's athletes. Through this partnership, Porter's welcomes Brittany Gustafson as head athletic trainer.