The Great Neck South badminton program continues to churn out team and individual champions, and the 2022-23 school year was no different.
On the girls side, top player Kayla Wu, a junior, won her second consecutive individual badminton title this spring, rolling to four easy wins in the tournament to defend her crown.
The Great Neck South doubles team of Hannah Cheng and Emma Ding defeated teammates Sarah Hao and Joy Yang to win the county title.
In the team competition, the Rebels won three straight matches to reach the final, and once there they turned away Jericho, 5-2 to repeat as county team champs.
Great Neck South then moved on to play Ward Melville in the Long Island Championships on June 1, where they grabbed its second straight Long Island title.
On the boys side, Great Neck South as a team was seeded second during the fall season and reached the finals, but lost a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to top-seeded Jericho.
In the individual competition at counties, Great Neck North’s Melvin Thu captured the championships, beating Great Neck South’s Justin Choi to win his first county title.
In the individual doubles competition, the third-seeded Great Neck South tandem of junior Ryan Jacob and senior Carter Shea reached the finals but lost to a duo from Jericho High School.
No. 3 Great Neck South tandem of junior Ryan Jacob and senior Carter Shea, 21-12, 21-18, to win the doubles championship.