Sun. Fun. Tennis!
As we near the end of the fall sports season, our teams will have the ability to compete in end-of-season events and playoffs. Thursday marked the end of the JV Tennis season and six members of our team (our Super Sophs) competed in the annual end of year JV Jamboree.
Six teams spent the afternoon in Golden Gate Park competing against one another enjoying a great day of tennis and sun. The afternoon began at 12:30 with the Lady Blues warming up and sharing quite a few laughs. (It should be noted that the Urban Blues clearly were the most spirited of the squads and were covered in blue face paint.) The first portion of the event allowed all six teams to play one another in a modifed round robin format.
Zoe and Lindsey got off to a slow start but as the afternoon progressed they began to dominate their competition. Our doubles teams, Jayne and Tali and Josephine and Kendra had a good deal of success right from the get go. My personal highlight of the round robin section came after Tali and Jayne lost to the Marin Academy 1st doubles team and came off the court enjoying a laugh with their opponents. I asked them, "How did we do.?" They responded, "We lost, but we made some new friends."
The Blues finished tied for 2nd place after the round robin portion and advanced to the knock out phase of the event. In the semi-finals the Blues battled Marin Academy and came out on top! On to the Finals! The girls battled University in the finals and played their hearts out. Lindsey, battling a sore wrist, played a great match falling just short. Zoe just missed out on an upset and Tali and Jayne lost in a tight tie breaker. Kendra and Josephine won and when the points were tallied up, Urban fell just short and finished in a very respectable 2nd place.
The girls were thrilled, as were Kirsten (JV Coach) and Erica and I. Many fun photos with our 2nd place trophey were taken and will be shared soon. The girls were excited and rightfully so. They battled for nearly five hours and finished their season in style.
Thanks to the freshman members of the team for coming and showing their support and to University for organizing this great day. Smiles, laughs and a 2nd place finish --- a GREAT way to finish a solid season.
Director of Athletics
Friday October, 23, 2009 at 10:21AM