Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Successful Fall Competition

The fall segment of our tennis season is coming to a close and the team is coming together. On September 26th and 27th we hosted the Oberlin College Invite and competed against teams from Allegheny, John Carroll, Baldwin Wallace, and Tiffin. We had a good showing with 8 of our 11 guys getting wins over the weekend and 4 guys getting multiple wins.

This past weekend we traveled to Westerville, OH to play Otterbein College. Both teams were reticent to yell “go OC” for obvious reasons, but that didn’t stop our guys from supporting each other through the whole match. We started off slightly tentative, but that passed quickly as our doubles teams became the aggressors in all the matches. Our #3 team dispatched Otterbein’s by an 8-1 score and the #1 and #2 teams soon followed with identical 8-3 scores. We then carried 5 of the 6 singles matches for a final score of Oberlin 8 and Otterbein 1. There were also extra matches played while we were there and we won the #4 doubles match and 2 of the 3 singles prosets that were played. This was an excellent finish to the competitive segment of our fall season and something to build on for the spring.

We are finishing up with a final week of practice here in the fall and would like to invite any alum who can to come out to our final fall practice (and athletic homecoming kickoff) on October 9th at 4:45 pm to meet and hit with the current team.