Rockford won the event, and we finished just a few points behind them in 2nd place. Here were some high points on the day:
1. Jared Norwood (Senior) and Reagan McCaw (Sophomore) - Jared and Reagan played together at 1st doubles. They went undefeated on the day to win their flight. They can claim to be the best doubles team at the whole tournament.
2. Dominic Aquino (Freshmen) - Dominic played the #1 singles position, which means he played each team's best player. He won all three matches to take his flight. His three wins were by a score of 8-3, 8-4, and 8-4. Multiple coaches and parents came up to me throughout the day to comment on how talented he was. Dominic, you played fantastic all day long, and you proved that you are the very best singles player at the tournament.
3. Justin Anair (Sophomore) - Justin played 2 singles, and was runner-up at the flight. His wins include Grandville, who he beat in a tiebreaker in a terrifically exciting match, and Grand Haven, who he defeated 8-0. His final match was against Hudsonville, where he got a chance to play everyone's favorite opponent...the dreaded pusher (or as I like to call them, smart tennis players)! Justin started figuring things out as the match progressed and he got a comeback going, but he just ran out of time to catch up. My guess is that if that match were to start again from the beginning, the outcome would look very different.
4. A lot of potential - The varsity team is graduating 6 players this year. In two years, In two years, nine of the 12 players on varsity right now will be gone. We are going to need many players to make a decision that they are going to become awesome tennis players over the next 10 months. We have a lot of athletic people on this team, and a lot of hard workers. Coach Floch has been telling me about how there are some kids with serious potential on his team, and it was fun to get to see it myself.
Oh, and the special announcement will be coming tomorrow night, so stay tuned:) If you like things that are awesome, you will want to check it out!