De Anza Repeats With 2nd Consecutive State Title Over SDCC

De Anza Repeats With 2nd Consecutive State Title Over SDCC

CCCAA Dual Team Championship
At De Anza College, Cupertino CA
De Anza:  19  San Diego: 2

By Dave Silverstein

The De Anza College women's badminton team took an early lead on a weary travel team in San Diego City College. The Dons started off the evening with a solid win led by Pinky Li over Gina Niph which concluded in an amazing 18 minutes. That set the tone for the rest of the dual team match which had De Anza claiming their 2nd straight CCCAA State Championship. The start of the 2nd singles round was a walkover by Samantha Grahm, who was the only player to win a match in the 1st round of singles for San Diego City. However, badminton enthusiasts were able to enjoy additional action with an array of 2nd round singles and doubles matches after the title was decided. 

Tomorrow's action will be for the State singles and doubles titles starting at noon at De Anza College and continues on Saturday, May 10th.

Pinky Li looks to finish up her community college career as she ran through the singles of the team dual, only allowing 21 points in four sets, and hasn't dropped even one set in singles play while at De Anza. Stay tuned to for additional daily recaps and news.

ROUND 1 SINGLES: 1st Round of Singles
M1: DA #2 Alice Liu d. SD #1 Darby Dupart 21-16 - De Anza Leads 1-0
M2: DA #1 Pinky Li d. SD# 2 Gina Niph 21-6, 21-2 – De Anza Leads 2-0
M3: DA #3 Christina Ja d. SD #4 Darby Duprat 21-9, 21-18  – De Anza Leads 3-0
M4: DA #4 Jessica Dinh d. SD SD #3 Thao Nguyen 21-14, 21-15 – De Anza Leads 4-0
M5: DA #5 Phoebe Wong d. SD #6 Trinh Lang  17-21 ,21-16, 21-19 - De Anza Leads 5-0
M6: SD #5 Samantha Grahm d. DA  #6 Oliva Lam 21-9, 21, 14 - De Anza Leads 5-1

ROUND 2 DOUBLES: 1st Round of Doubles
M7: DA #1 Li/Ja d. SD #2 Niph/Escobedo 21-18, 21-13 – De Anza Leads 7-1
M8: DA #2 Dinh/Liu d. SD #1 Duprat/Nguyen 19-21, 21-15, 25-23 De Anza Leads 9-1
M9: DA #3 Fu/Tan d. SD #3 Graham/Lang 21-13, 21-16 – De Anza Leads Leads 10-1

ROUND 3 SINGLES: 2nd Round of Singles
M10:  DA #1 Pinky Li d. SD #1 Darby Duprat 21-6, 21-7 - De Anza Leads 11-1
M11:  DA #2 Alice Liu d. SD #2 Gina Niph 21-7, 21-12 – De Anza Leads 12-1
M12:  SD #3 Thao Nguyen d. DA #3 Christina Ja  16-21, 21-19, 20-22 – De Anza Leads 12-2
M13:  DA #4 Jessica Dinh d. SD #4 Kareen Escobedo 21-11, 21-12 – De Anza Leads 13-2
M14:  DA  Wins by Walkover – De Anza Leads  14-2
M15:  DA #6 Olivia Lam d. Trinh Lang 21-13, 21-17 – De Anza Leads 15-2 

M16: DA #1 Li/Ja d. SD #1 Duprat/Nguyen – 21-12, 21-14 - De Anza Leads 17-2
M17: DA #2 Dinh/Liu d. SD #2 Niph/Escobedo 21-12, 21-11 De Anza wins 19-2

Individual State Championship Brackets

[Singles Brackets] [Consolation]
[Doubles Brackets] [Consolation