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!