1 Singles-Sam Duckworth(W)6-3 6-4
2 Singles-Drew Pedersen(W)6-3 6-2
1 Doubles-Jamesohn Bader and Reagan McCaw(W)6-4 6-1
2 Doubles-Danny deForest and Adam Dykens(W)6-0 6-2 in first match and (W)6-1 in second match versus different opponents.
3 Doubles-Tucker Fritz and Nick Wehrmeyer(L)4-6 4-6
1st Proset-Jon Hofmeyer and Mike Walsh(W)8-1
2nd Proset-Sam Gruenler and Sean Seguin(W)8-0
3rd Proset-Aaron Weimer and Kyle Wiersma-(L)5-8 in first match and (W)6-1 in second match versus different opponents each match.
4th Proset-Owen Schott and Brendan Stoel-(L)6-8 in first match and (W)8-1 in second match versus different opponents each match.
5th Proset-(Matt Schackow and Hayden Taylor(L)6-8 in first match and (W)4-1 in second match versus different opponent each match.**(Note-Zeeland coach had special request to only go to first team to win 4 games is declared winner of 2nd match for Matt and Hayden.**
6th Proset-Taylor Auby and Jae Baek Lee(W)8-3
**Note-Harbor Lights had only 20 kids available to play today.Zeeland had 28 kids so 4 extra matches needed to be played by some of our boys to allow the Zeeland kids to play a match versus us.**
**Coaches Comments-All in all,a very good day for Harbor Lights.Again,a lot of positive things I SAW for the most part-1.Good serving 2.Not too many double faults.3.Getting back on some lob shots and getting them returned back over versus giving up on the point.4.Ball placement was very good at times-great angle returns where the opponent had no chance to run them down.5.Some nice overhead "kill shots" at the net to end some points quickly in our favor.6.Great sportsmanship with Danny and Adam NOT trying to "blow out and embarrass" a doubles team from Zeeland that was "very green" and "very new" to the game of tennis.They played in a fun and polite competitive nature where both teams had a fun match.Thanks guys!
Negatives-A few groups looked a little lazy out there and flat footed.If you want to compete and do well,you need to have a bounce in your step and WANT TO ATTACK your shots versus playing NOT TO LOSE.The SIMPLE things are still HURTING some of our groups from doing better than they CAN BE DOING-Not getting our serves in,trying to kill our easier returns that go way out of the court instead of simply having a nice simple smart return that is hit in a tough spot for our opponent to get it hit back to us.I saw a few groups get beat badly at the net in doubles.If the other team has a guy that is very strong at the net,COUNTER IT with a nice lob shot.Make the other team run back for the ball versus running towards it.Getting better at tennis obviously takes time.WORK ON the things you AREN'T AS GOOD AT whatever it IS to help IMPROVE your overall game.Work on your serves,lob shots,and KEEPING the tennis ball IN PLAY.The more times you RETURN a volley to your opponent,the HARDER he or they have to work to win the point.Make them make the MISTAKE versus you "GIFTWRAPPING THEM" a point.GIFTWRAPPED POINTS are UNFORCED ERRORS-"Beating Yourself"- double faults,not hustling down shots,and missing easy winners that in other words are very makeable return shots.Again,this all takes time.Don't get discouraged if you lose and Keep WORKING HARD and I promise you, GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN! Good luck tomorrow! Coach Dykens
Comments from Coach Schwallier: One half of our school district beat all of Zeeland East + Zeeland West. I'd say that's pretty good. I went up to the courts a few days ago and saw a couple of you working on serves and returns over the weekend. That was an intelligent use of your time. My bet is you will get better than many of your teammates very quickly.