I played in my first tournament (of any sport) ever this Saturday February 25. The Bryn Mawr College Varsity Badminton team hosted their annual “Mainline Doubles Tournament” in the gym. Both my roommates, May Cai and Thanchanok Chaiprasit, are the team managers, so I have usually supported them from the sidelines. But this time, they were short one player for the Women’s Rookie division, so they signed me up! My parents even drove down from Northern Jersey to watch me play (and use the pool, of course).
The badminton team is very dear to me because almost my entire Hell family (including my roommate who is also team manager) is part of the team. I also like to play recreationally myself, but I don’t have the time to play a varsity sport. I came to support my friends and to watch the game of friendly Tri-Co rivalry.