Badminton team title semifinalists set to clash Wednesday (Oct. 29)

October 28, 2014 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365

No. 15 seed Perry is the surprise entry in the 2014 badminton team title race after the first two rounds of the team state tournament were completed on Monday night.

The semifinals are set for Wednesday (Oct. 29) at Xavier Prep and its newly remodeled athletics center at 6:30 p.m. The winners meet for the title on Thursday (Oct. 30) at 6:30 p.m. at  Xavier. 

Perry vanquished No. 2 Ironwood in the opening round 5-3 and polished off No. 7 Horizon 5-3 in the quarters to advance against No. 3 Corona del Sol. Corona advanced beating Mesquite 5-1 and Skyline 5-1. In a regular-season match, Corona beat Perry, 6-3.

Defending champ and top-seed Xavier eased past Millennium and Mountain Ridge 5-0 to earn its berth. The Gators face No. 5 seed Desert Vista in the other semi. Desert Vista advanced beating Prescott 5-1 and Red Mountain 5-2.  Xavier edged Desert Vista 5-4 in a match earlier this season.