Cif 2022 Round 1 #5
Badminton Long Beach Poly

CIF Badminton: Long Beach Poly Beats Marina in Playoff Opener

Moore League champion Long Beach Poly opened the 2022 CIF-SS Division 1 badminton playoffs with a comfortable 17-4 win over Marina on Friday.

Senior captains Prongha Talukder and Krista Lim were standouts for the Jackrabbits in the win, sweeping their respective singles matches while also collecting a pair of mixed doubles victories.

In boys’ doubles, reigning Moore League champions Albert Lee-Theng and Vinny Por were dominant for Poly. On the girls’ side, Soriyah Sam and Nioni England swept their doubles matches.

Junior Juan Vasquez had a pair of wins in boys’ singles and also partnered with Sam for another win in mixed doubles.

The No . 3 seed Jackrabbits advance to Monday’s quarterfinal round, where they’ll host Alhambra.

Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.