The South High School Boys Badminton team competed at the Nassau County Singles and Doubles Tournament on Oct. 23, followed by the County Team Championship on Oct. 28. The Rebels ended the fall badminton season with a first-place win at the singles championships, second place at the team championships, and third and fourth place for doubles.
South High senior Ryan Wu won the singles tournament on Oct. 23, earning his third-consecutive County Singles Championship title. South High athletes Justin Choi and Haoran Xia also competed in the singles tournament. Two pairs of athletes represented South High in the doubles tournament: Yang Wang and Aidan Din came in third place at the County Doubles Championship, and Ryan Jacob and Carter Shea finished in fourth place.
The following week, the South High Badminton team advanced through the postseason and made it all the way to the team finals on Oct. 28. In a repeat of last year’s championship matchup, the Rebels faced Jericho for the team title. The Rebels were strong competitors and finished in second place at the County Team competition. Their overall season record was 10-3.
All seven members of the South High Badminton team earned All-County recognition this season. Their coach is Allison Romeo Gottfried, guidance counselor at South High.