2 Singles-Sam Duckworth(W)6-4,6-3
1 Doubles-Adam Dykens and Drew Dykens(W)6-1,6-2
2 Doubles-Matt Cox and Collin Robbins(W)6-0,6-0
3 Doubles-Danny deforest and Jon Hofmeyer(W)6-2,6-0
4 Doubles-Sam Gruenler and Brendan Lee(W)8-1
5 Doubles-Tucker Fritz and Sean Seguin(W)8-1
6 Doubles-Mike Walsh and Nick Wehrmeyer(W)8-0
7 Doubles-Danny Mauger and Kyle Wiersma(W)8-1
8 Doubles-Taylor Auby and Braden Book(W)8-1
9 Doubles-Axel Perez and Aaron Weimer(W)8-4 and also won 8-3 against 13 Doubles David Stanley and Matthew Weimer of Harbor Lights.
10 Doubles-Christian Rottier and Logan Chavez(W)8-2
11 Doubles-Brennar Schopp and Paul Stryker(W)8-3 against 13 Doubles Andrew Siavong and Cody Wiersma of Harbor Lights.(Mac Bay did not have enough people left for us to play so these kids played head to head)
12 Doubles-Nolan Briggs and Brendan Stoel(W)8-3
13 Doubles-David Stanley and Matthew Weimer(L)3-8 against 9 Doubles Axel Perez and Aaron Weimer of Harbor Lights(MacBay did not have enough players left to play us so these kids played head to head.
**Comments-Wow did this season go fast!
It just seemed like yesterday we were practicing upstairs for the very first time w/me getting to know a lot of new faces and new names for a totally new season making sure all the basics were in place-all your names,phone numbers,e mail addresses,and making sure all you kids had your physicals taken and all your insurance money collected before all of you were technically "good to go" before our very first match.I can remember you kids hating to practice upstairs and all so eager to play outside despite how cold it was and even more eager to play outside if there was a slight drizzle.That's the excitement I love to see.Wow!You kids did whatever it took to play outside despite it being 35-40 degrees.I remember the stocking caps and most of you all bundled except a few diehards that toughed it out "flexing their muscles" "showin em how the big boys do it".I remember frantically spending several hours each night shoveling and scraping snow and ice slowly but surely.I remember that the snow didn't completely disappear until after I got back from Spring Break.I remember the weekend 19 of you kids showed up on a WEEKEND just to do match play so I could start getting my lineup figured out.I guess me bribing you guys with pizza reeled some or most of you in as an incentive to come out? As the season progressed I saw a lot of great things being your coach-I saw a lot of kids getting BETTER at tennis and MORE kids BETTER than I thought they'd be by seasons END.My lineup changed a LOT over the course of 12 matches and it was because of all you kids working extremely hard to get better and CHALLENGING yourselves to BEAT people BETTER than you to move UP in the LINEUP I called out.As a result of this ATTITUDE of all of you,we went UNDEFEATED for 12 Matches as a TEAM.That is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! Yes,we lost a few matches here and there,but as a TEAM we went out as WINNERS!!
Thanks for ALL of you kids for coming out to play tennis this year!! It was a JOY and PLEASURE for me to coach ALL of you!! You were all VERY COACHABLE and hopefully you will CONTINUE to play TENNIS down the road whether it's just for FUN with a friend or friends OR if you choose to get BETTER and COMPETE at a HIGHER LEVEL either in 8th grade for you now 7th graders and 9th grade for you now 8th graders! My last things to say are this-"When you think about how TENNIS went for you this year,Hopefully you had FUN playing it,Hopefully you felt you got BETTER and IMPROVED a LOT,and Hopefully you KNOW that TENNIS is there for you as an 8th grader all the way up to being a senior at West Ottawa and way past that! Tennis is a sport you can play into your 70s and 80s if you stay healthy.i played in an adult league w/a guy 80 years old and he still had some game! Unreal!I've seen it happen!I really encourage you to take advantage of the great weather and many outdoor courts nearby and simply PLAY w/a friend to play singles or 3 other people so you can play doubles.It's also a lot of fun to play w/FAMILY. Challenge your dad or mom or a brother or sister whether you enjoy playing singles or doubles.Trust me,it's a lot of fun,great exercise,doesn't cost you anything but your time to simply bike over or drive down to a local tennis court.And if you want to play at NIGHT under the lights,go to Zeeland Creekside Middle School OR the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.Also there are Camps out there if you want to get better at tennis if you want to go that route-WO Tennis Academy w/Coach Pete,MVP Tennis Camp@MVP in Holland,Dewitt Center at Hope College,and you can also get into tournaments thru the USTA tournaments(just google it and you can get in match play tournaments no matter what your age is or skill level is and guaranteed to play at least 2 matches win or lose which is really cool!) Play against BETTER PEOPLE to get BETTER.You might not win right away but keep looking at little victories to get to their level-first win a point,then a game,then multiple games in a set,then an actual set,and then actually WINNING a match altogether.It takes time,patience,and an attitude of hard work and all out effort of wanting to improve more and more.If you do those things,you're gonna GET THERE! Coach Dykens