Well done today. Our Varsity tied Birmingham Groves for 1st Place. Go to "Results / Photos" under the Mens Varsity tab to see complete results, as well as photos of the boys in action.
Singles: Another solid performance. Lot's of intensity during the matches, and some quality wins. The singles players at the invite were tougher, and I feel we stepped up. Be ready to step up again on Monday, because each tournament should get progressively more challenging.
Doubles: Intensity was not lacking today. From all four flights, I'm beginning to see the kind of positive emotion I want in doubles teams. We finished the day strong. We were definitely the highest energy team at the event. On Monday at Okemos, I expect to see you START the day strong, and keep riding that high all afternoon. We haven't really gotten off to energetic starts in either tournament, and this needs to change. At regionals, a slow start means your day is over. The next few tournaments will give us a chance to improve on this.
Parents: I feel like you really brought your "A-game" today. The food rocked, and was probably a huge reason our boys had so much intensity in the 2nd and 3rd rounds today. Also, you really kicked it into gear with the photos. Hopefully everyone checks them out!!!
Players, be ready to leave from transportation at 6:00 AM, which means be there a few minutes early. I will drive a van, and Mrs. Ballard will drive the other. Mr. Ballard has offered to drive additional players, so we should be set there as well.
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Congrats to the Junior Varsity team on winning the Mona Shores Invite today. However, the real accomplishment is that we tied Forest Hills Northern for the win. In my 6 years coaching at West Ottawa, this is the first time our JV has ever played FHN to a draw or better. They are generally recognized as the Premier JV program in West Michigan, and perhaps that won't be the case for much longer. This is a product of the increased commitment so many of our players made last off-season.