MATH & SCIENCE 7, EAGLE RIDGE ACADEMY 0
There is another new program in the badminton world—-Eagle Ridge Academy. The Gryphons’ school is located in Minnetonka. Today they traveled to Math & Science for their first contest and the Dragons took the brooms out to the newcomers. ERA only had one set where they got to double digits. Lakshitha in the first set at third singles got to ten. ERA has eleven players and could field an entire lineup (by passing at least three schools in that category).
This marked the second straight match I have charted M&S. The Dragons were on the road last week at Prairie Seeds Academy in Brooklyn Park to welcome the Lycans back to the badminton fold. This marks the sixth charter type school involved in badminton.
ERA’s coach is Abhi Das. The Gryphons have three more matches left on their schedule.
1. Akua Yeboah, M&S def Sousha 21-7, 21-8
2. Storla Wagner, M&S def Monisha 21-5, 21-5
3. Emily Nguyen, M&S def Lakshitha 21-10, 21-7
4. Emily Balandin, M&S def Rachel 21-8, 21-8
1. Chloe Nelson / Jelena Lee, M&S def Natalie/ Sonakshi 21-2, 21-6
2. Adri Tacheny / Pranu Vedere, M&S def Sophie / Nora 21-4, 21-3
3. Ava Farrell / Ella Walters, M&S def Grace / Annabel 21-8, 21-8
BY THE NUMBERS
Matches: Math & Science 4-0 1.000
Games: Math & Science 8-0 1.000
points: Math & Science 168-58 .743
Set 1 points: Math & Science 84-30 .737
Set 2 points: Math & Science 84-28 .750
decided by 10+: Math & Science 8-0 1.000
decided by 3-: none
margin: Math & Science 13.750
Matches: Math & Science 3-0 1.000
Games: Math & Science 6-0 1.000
points: Math & Science 126-31 .803
Set 1 points: Math & Science 63-14 .818
Set 2 points: Math & Science 63-17 .788
decided by 10+: Math & Science 6-0 1.000
decided by 3-: none
margin: Math & Science 15.833
Akua YEBOAH 2, SOUSHA 0
Last Thursday when I charted M&S the number one singles slot was filled by Emily Nguyen, who today was back to third singles. Returning to her top spot is Akua Yeboah. She controlled the match with a side out percentage of 63% and racked up 28 winners to 3 for Sousha in her first outing. Yeboah took advantage of high birds given to her and kept her returns, for the most part, closer to the net. Her favorite winner today was the smash. The rallies tended to go a bit longer with Sousha’s stroke point up to 4.067. Most of the points lived in the sweet spot of strokes three & four. Yeboah also had six runs for the day, holding Sousha to only one such string.
Sousha had first serve in the first set and led 2-1 after a five stroke clear on her second service. But service points were hard to come by. Yeboah got the bird back on a four stroke clear and then started her first run. A nine point run on Yeboah’s fifth service gave her a commanding 19-5 lead. Seven of those points came on winners, three of which were smashes.
In set two there was an early tie at two and three. Then Yeboah initiated her first run of that set with five points followed by another run of six on her fourth service. Sousha made use of three errors for her only run which took the score to 16-8. A four stroke drive gave the bird back to Yeboah and she never let go.
|Longest side out string||3||1|
|Longest point string||9||3|
|Serve Point %||.756||.313|
|Points after 11||20||6|
|Points after own errors||8||2|
|Winners after errors||4||0|
|Strokes per point||3.500||4.067|
|Set Point %||2/2-1.000|