What a match!
Stephen has been working for this one since last season. Tonight he beat the reigning region champion of 2 years. Stephen really didn’t tighten up much during this match, and that helped him stay on his game. He played smart, high percentage tennis. Both players used the court well. Stephen won most of the long rally points tonight. He tightened up for a shot towards the end, but like the great players do, he was able to forget about it and win the match two points later.
Taylor played a great match on his birthday! The first set started off rocky, but Reynolds pulled it together, stayed calm, and started hitting his shots much cleaner. The wind was moving his slice, so Taylor started hitting more topspin with more pace. It’s fun to watch his mind work in a match.
Chris also came out with a BIG win tonight. He was up and down in the match, but Chris knew that this was his match. I put total trust in my seniors and they are the ones I want out there when the match is on the line. After dropping the second set in a tie-break, Edwards pulled it together and played a calm 3rd set tie-break to win the match.
#2 doubles got our last win of the night. They just keep getting better. Dimuzio and Whetsell are gaining confidence and experience every match. I love seeing the growth on court with their skills and strategy.
Summerville 4, James Island 2