Nick Schnobel - This is one of the biggest fights you've been in this year. Part of being awesome is simply being able to roll past players. But part of being great is being able to gut out hard wins and act awesome even when you don't feel awesome.
Mark - Matches like this are why I love coaching. I graduated from high school 13 years ago. At this point, I can only remember about 3 or 4 matches that I ever played in. It's just the way it goes. My guess is that you will remember this one.
Joe - You played a very intelligent game against Ryan. And you fought like crazy and you never folded. My hope for the match was that you would either beat Ryan, or force him to beat you with his very best tennis. You did that.
Tayler - You helped get the good vibes going for the team. It's important in a big match to have a few flights take care of things to set a tone for the rest of the team. By playing smart, you helped me be able to coach at other places, and it allowed you to get off the court where you could cheer on everyone else. That kind of stuff adds up.
Nick Govert and Austin - Go back and look at the results if you want, but we just don't have many wins against Holland Christian at 1 doubles. Certain teams tend to have positions that they always make strong. They were no different this year, except you were just a little bit better. I was impressed.
Kyle and Huge - You took your game to a new level in your match with Holland Christian. This is the style of tennis I expect to see out of you each and every match from now on!
Spencer and Sam - Your level of communication and the way you play as a team is getting awesome. There was one changeover where I was going to talk to you, but I heard the way you were conversing and it was obvious that you were fully capable of coaching each other. I loved it.
Adam and Travis - I enjoyed the article on you guys in the Sentinel yesterday. Your quotes were pretty good for a couple Freshmen!!! If anyone hasn't read it yet, get online and check it out. I do have to admit though that I was incorrect when I told the press that you are the first all-freshman team I've coached. Kyle Harper and Greg Christie played 4th doubles for me in 2009. Sorry Kyle and Greg for momentarily forgetting about you:)
Coach Metz - Thanks for being so positive and hard-working. You not only coach the Harbor Lights girls, but after the match you run right back up to school to help me out some more with the varsity boys. You are bringing a lot of value to the program.