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Hey there tennis fans!

Your Lady Lions had a long road trip this past weekend in Northern California. We had a 4-day road trip and played three matches in a row. On Friday, we had our first conference win against Pacific 4-0,so that was a great way to start off our weekend! On Saturday we had a very close match with St. Mary's and unfortunately lost in a tight 4-3 match. It came down to the third tiebreaker on court 2 and we basically only lost by a couple points. Even though we were disappointed we didn't get the win, we competed so hard against them and definitely did not hand them the win. This team was tough, and for us to come that close gives us more confidence for the rest of our conference matches coming up. On Sunday, we were able to finish our weekend strong with a 4-1 victory over Sacramento State.

I was so proud on how well we competed this past weekend. The way we compete is getting better and better. We make our opponents work for every single point and that is very important. Agustin and Katie always tell us if our opponent is going to win a point against us, make them work for it and make them earn it. I see this mindset more and more in this team and it is only going to make us that much stronger for the rest of our conference matches coming up.

This weekend we have two tough matches against our rivals Pepperdine on Saturday and UC Santa Barbara on Sunday. These are both tough teams that we are up against, but I think we are just as tough as they are. We are training hard this week for these matches and I can see how focused and ready this squad is for them as well. We play Pepperdine Saturday at 11am and UC Santa Barbara at 3pm. Both of these matches are at home and we would really appreciate your support out there!

GO LIONS

Jessica


Hey Lion fans!

This past week was another successful one for your Lady Lions! We took two more wins on our home courts, and one of them being a 7-0 sweep against Texas State! That was also our sixth straight home win of the season bringing our record to 6-2 so far. It definitely gives us confidence going into conference matches this week. We not only have our first 2 conference matches this week, but we have our first away trip this weekend up to Northern California.

After our 2 wins last week, we did not celebrate too long. We got right back to work. We have been training hard the past few days to get ready for our conference matches this week. We have not only been working hard in our practices as a team, we have been working hard on our individual games as well. Even though we are a team and compete as a team, we still have our own games that are different than one another's. The other day in practice, Agustin went around and asked us what three things we need to work on individually. Sometimes to say it out loud helps you remember easier, so you can be conscious of it during practice. It's really motivating to see my teammates express what they need to work on then see them really make an effort to work on it practice. This kind of attitude is what really makes us a team in an individual sport and work together as a team. Even though we all have different things to work on, we work on them together.

Before we hit the road this Thursday for our first conference matches, we have a tough match against USC on Wednesday we are getting pumped and prepared for. The way I see it, this squad is more than ready for these matches this week! Don't forget to follow us on our website to keep track of how we do this week!

GO LIONS

Jessica


"THERE IS NO I IN TEAM"

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Hey there tennis fans!

I know you guys haven't heard from us in a while, but that's because your Lady Lions have been working hard the past few weeks! Our break finally came to an end this past Friday when we played a competitive match against Georgetown. All that hard work must be working because we got the W and won 5-2 after losing to them 4-3 last season. It's really amazing how tough and strong this squad has gotten this year. I've seen us continually get stronger and stronger since August and it's really exciting to be a part of a team who is constantly getting better. Our team chemistry is the best it's ever been and it's so enjoyable to compete with this team by my side. When I'm battling on court 1 and I look over on court 5 to see Cami battling for every point or look over next to me on court 2 and see Elvira getting fired up it really keeps me motivated. It's really awesome to look down the row of courts and see all my teammates battling, and more importantly, battling to win.

Our season continues with 2 matches this week! Wednesday against Yale and Thursday against Texas State. Both matches will start around 1pm and we love our fans out there so come out and support!

GO LIONS

Jessica