Kylie Fugett loses at #1 singles
6-4, 1-6, 1-6
Abbi Frank loses at #2 singles
Anna Arter wins at #3 singles
Jaycie Thomas / Danielle Schuman win at #1 doubles
6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Abby Arter / Morgan Dyck lose at #2 doubles
First time playing at Columbia City’s new tennis courts didn’t go as expected but we fought hard. This was a match where we had opportunity to win overall as a team but the pieces didn’t fall tonight for us.
Kylie took away from this match more lessons that is setting her on a path to be an even better player overall. I’m always excited to see this girl overcome challenges and she is determined to be the best in the area. I look forward to her rematch one day!
Abbi played against a slicer for the first time which brings it’s own challenges. Something not really seen a whole lot of and something we don’t teach to do 95% of the time, so the experience was good for her. This match helped me determine some additional training we needed, and will focus on covering up some of our weak points. She handled her own though and adapted well throughout the match. Could have been anyone’s game.
Anna came out against someone that seemed like she would have been trouble for Anna’s style of play. However, Anna continues to make adjustments necessary and is gaining great experience from these types of matches played. She was the first off the court, got us the first win, and has had a great season so far!
Jaycie and Danielle like to make for long matches sometimes but they are always exciting to watch. These two continue to get better at doubles but we took away from this match a few little things we needed to work on in doubles. Even with some non traditional doubles play at times, they are tough to beat and sometimes that unpredictability gives them a slight edge as it did tonight!
Abby and Morgan played a match where more experience on windy days could have made the difference but they played great overall. I know the score didn’t necessarily show it but in tennis match scores can be deceiving sometimes when games are close but unable to pull out the win. They continue to play a good game of doubles and I look forward to giving them some additional tips as the season goes on!