Napa Valley Prep Badminton: Vintage improves to 3-0 with 12-3 Big Game win at Napa High | High School

The Vintage High badminton team went undefeated Tuesday with a 12-3 big game win at Napa High.

The hosts won the mixed doubles, but the Crushers took the rest.

“The kids played well on both sides,” said Vintage coach Robyn Del Zompo. “Napa were missing some boy players but we were able to play some comp games for the doubles team.”

In girls’ singles #1 through #4 respectively, it was Akhila Donthi via Coleen Pascual, 21-9, 21-18, Colette St. Aubin via Liliana Karesh, 21-8, 21-10, Melany Fuentes via Bella Christman , 21-10, 21-12, and Areli Molina on Sophia Piper, 21-8, 21-9.

In boys’ singles it was Sam Loomis over Gio Hernandez, 21-19, 21-18, Collin Durfeee over Manny Hernandez, 21-17, 21-18, Bruno Ledesma over Henry Miller, 21-17, 19-21, 21- 11, and Tommy Chrisco on Colin Theunissen, 21-9, 21-12.

In girls doubles, St. Aubin and Donthi defeated Kaitlin Shelton and Karesh 21-10, 21-15, as well as Isabela Hernandez and Brianna Cervantes, and beat Heidi Gadasy and Angela Rodriguez 21-16, 22-21.

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The Grizzlies lost both boys’ doubles games but reigned in mixed doubles. Gio Hernandez and Pascual drove past Jesus Perez and Fuentes, 21-8, 21-7, Manny Hernandez and Christman outlived Adrien Hoxey and Lily Busby, 21-12, 16-21, 21-13, and Miller and Gadasy defeated Sydney Scheer and Kamren Razi, 21-13, 21-12.

The boys wore the Crushers in their season-opening win over Petaluma on Thursday.

“It was a fun night and everyone played with heart and fun,” said Del Zompo. “Nice to get back on the pitch.”

The Crushers won in boys’ singles, finishing 1st-3rd respectively, Loomis over Paul Fornage, 21-11, 21-9, Durfee over Miles Kenner, 21-7, 21-11 and Ledesma over Michael Griffin. 21-14, 21-11. In fourth place, Eduardo Barron of the Trojans came back to beat Chrisco 10-21 22-20 21-13.

For Petaluma in girls singles, Amy Ayala rallied past Donthi 20-22, 21-13, 21-12 in 1st place, Amelia Grevin swept Fuentes 21-12, 21-11 in 2nd place and Tenlee Leone passed Busby in a 21st -17, 17-21, 21-19 Thriller in 4th. Molina led Maya Palmer in 3rd with 21-5, 21-4.

The Trojans also won in the No. 1 mixed doubles where Kenner and Palmer defeated Fuentes and Perez 21-15, 21-19. In 2nd place, Vintage’s Victor Chen and Busby won 21-18, 21-19 over Colin Pratt and Leone and in 3rd place, Crushers’ Scheer and Razi defeated Jonas Ashton and Catlina Dooley, 21-9, 21-10.

Vintage swept girls doubles where Molina and Donthi defeated Ayala and Grevin 21-12, 14-21, 22-20 in 1st place and Petaluma lost in 2nd place, and boys doubles where Loomis and Durfee Fornage and Griffin with 21 defeated. 8, 21-9 and Ledesma and Chrisco defeated Barron and Pratt, 21-13, 21-9.

The boys again led the Crushers past the Trojans in Petaluma on Monday.

In boys’ singles, Loomis beat Fornage 21-18, 23-22, Durfee defeated Kenner 21-5, 21-10 and Ledesma beat Griffin 21-12, 21-10. Once again, Barron surpassed Chrisco at #4 singles, 21-12, 21-17.

In the girls’ singles, Petaluma again won the first two matches as Ayala defeated Donthi 21-8, 21-5 and defeated Grevin St Aubin 21-8, 21-3. Fuentes dropped to 3rd place, beating Palmer 21-10, 21-14, and Molina won again in 4th-place singles, 21-6, 21-6 over Leone.

In girls’ doubles, Ayala and Grevin defeated St. Aubin and Donthi 21-15, 21-17 in first place, and Isabela Hernandez and Cervantes defeated Cameryn Schisler and Wyatt 21-19, 21-13.

It was another boys double for Vintage as Loomis and Durfee held off Fornage and Griffin 21-16, 21-17 and Ledesma and Chrisco handled Barron and Pratt 21-15, 21-13.

In the mixed doubles, Kenner and Palmer of the Trojans defeated Fuentes and Perez 22-20, 21-13, and Petalumas Pratt and Leone won past Hoxey and Busby 15-21, 21-12, 21-16. Scheer and Razi won in 3rd place in doubles, 21-14, 21-13 over Jonas Ashton and Schisler.

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