2 Singles-Drew Pederson(L)6-7(5-7 in tb) 6-4 and 9-11 in Super Tiebreaker
1st Doubles-Jamesohn Bader & Reagan McCaw-(W)6-7(3-7 in tb) 7-5 and won shortened 7 point tiebreaker due to time restraints(joint coaches decision)7-3
2nd Doubles-Danny deForest and Adam Dykens(W)4-6 6-2 and won Super Tiebreaker 13-11.
3rd Doubles-Tucker Fritz and Nick Wehrmeyer-(L)2-6 6-4 and 4-10 in Super Tiebreaker.
1st Proset-Jon Hofmeyer and Mike Walsh-(W)8-6.
2nd Proset-Sam Gruenler and Braden Book-(L)2-8.
3rd Proset-Aaron Weimer and Kyle Wiersma(L)1-8.
4th Proset-Owen Schott and Brendan Stoel(L)7-8.
5th Proset-Jae Baek Lee and Matt Schackow-(L)5-8.
6th Proset-Hayden and Jack Taylor(L)0-8.
7th Proset-Taylor Auby and Axel Perez-Vargas-(W)8-6.
****Coaches Comments-All in all we played very well against Holland Christian with some very gritty,gutsy,never say die,and never say quit efforts from Drew Pederson at 2 Singles diving and hustling after every point thrown at him and even sacrificing a few bumps,bruises,and blood and laying it all out on the court for his team!! Drew split his first 2 sets and was down 6-9 in the Super Tiebreaker,saved 3 points to tie it at 9-9.That takes guts and digging down deep!I'm very proud of you Drew! Don't get discouraged.You played fantastic!! I care MORE about playing with EFFORT and HEART than a final score.You are getting better and better! Keep working hard! 1st and 2nd and 3rd Doubles ALL went into Super Tiebreakers.Jamesohn Bader and Reagan McCaw survived a thriller after dropping their first set 6-7 and also dug deep to find a way to win.Great job guys!Danny deForest and Adam Dykens dropped their first set 4-6,won the second set 6-2,and were 1 point away from losing their Super Tiebreaker down 9-10 and never gave up and pulled off a very thrilling,heart pounding 13-11 win in the Super TieBreaker.Tucker Fritz and Nick Wehrmeyer forced a Super Tiebreaker after splitting their first 2 sets and never gave up!They kept playing very hard and kept hustling shot after shot!Great effort guys! This was a great match for the fans to watch with 4 boys from both teams playing extremely well!Thanks guys! You played great today and I'm proud of you! The first proset team of Jon Hofmeyer and Mike Walsh came from a 0-2 deficit to come back to win a very close match 8-6!! Both of these 2 kids are quick on their feet and used their speed to run down shots,extend the volley,and have their opponent misfire their returns or had them out of position and not be able to get the shot returned back.Great job guys for never giving up!! Also a great win for our 7th Doubles team of Taylor Auby and Axel Perez 8-6.These guys extended the vollies by returning more shots and forcing HC to return those same shots,but to our advantage,they misfired more return shots than we did.Great job guys! This was a nice win for us! And for all our remaining players,maybe you guys didn't win today,but tomorrow is another chance to redeem yourselves,play with more focus,more energy,learn from your mistakes,and hopefully get a win for our team again.Best of luck to all of you guys again tomorrow! Coach Dykens
Final Point Score was HC 8. WO 4(8 flight wins for HC and 4 flight wins for WO)
Note-Of our 5 remaining pro teams that lost,2/5 were in a position to still win but fell short.3,groups were in a lopsided match where HC was in control and we couldn't match their effort and intensity.Sam Duckworth played an Extremely Tough opponent who is simply hard for ANYONE in Holland(at your age level)to beat.He is a state ranked player in the West Michigan area for his age level.He sets the bar for now.Give credit to Ryan Rhodes.He is a very solid player!Sam,as long as you keep practicing and working hard,the deficit and scores against Ryan in your future will get closer and closer,and you will give him a run for his money! Don't get discouraged,be patient,dedicated,and simply keep making it your goal to get better and better.You will be just fine! Remember,if ANY of you boys want to get
better(not just Sam)at tennis,you have to play better people.So sometimes losing is part of the process in getting better.Chip away at getting better against better players-get a point off someone better than you,next get a single game to get to 40-40 (or deuce)
against a better player,next win a single game of one set against a better player,next win a set against a better player,and finally see the finish line in sight and have your ultimate goal of winning a match against that "dreaded nemesis" better player you used to lose to over and over to.