Monday, March 14, 2011

Men's Tennis spring trip #3

Rexford Shield of the men's tennis team is keeping a running diary of the Eagle men's and women's tennis team trip to Hilton Head, S.C...

Day 2 in Hilton Head and the weather is absolutely amazing. I'm not sure about the exact temperature, but I couldn't see my breath and I was wearing shorts with a t-shirt so it was warm enough.

To kick off our trip, the men were faced against a very good team, Illinois Wesleyan. Overall, we lost the match 9-0. John and Tim were faced up against the number four ranked team in the country so they had their hands full but were competitive in a 8-1 loss. Max and Cody battled like they always do, but came up short in a 8-5 loss. Vince and Clint keep on improving even though the results may not show it as they lost 8-1.

The interesting and even frustrating part of tennis is that the final score doesn't show how the match actually went and it doesn't show how much progress we are making as a team. We are definitely making sufficient progress as a team and these tough matches will prepare us for our conference season. After our match, we came back to the house and the guys jumped in a freezing pool.

The women had practice on the clay courts which is something that they obviously aren't accustomed to. Also, the women made a great pasta dinner with a side of salad and garlic bread and to top it all off, we had birthday cake to celebrate Vince's 22nd birthday. Tomorrow will be a busy tennis day with the women playing at 8 am and the men playing 12 pm. Hopefully, tomorrow will result in victories on both sides. Go Eagles!


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