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LIONS BACK ON THE ROAD FOR WCC TOURNAMENT

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Hey there tennis fans!

Your Lady Lions had a pretty successful weekend this past weekend! We had our final two dual matches of the season against Gonzaga and Portland. Since it was our last two matches it was also senior weekend, which means it was Julia and I's last two home matches ever. I have to admit, it was really strange walking out there on senior day thinking it was the last time I was ever going to play on LMU courts. I have been playing on them for so long that I couldn't believe I could only do it one more time. The coaches and the rest of our teammates really did an awesome job of making Julia and I feel special and we couldn't have asked for a better senior day. On Friday, we unfortunately fell short to Gonzaga and couldn't pull it out. However, we were able to bounce back and get the W against Portland on Saturday and earn a for sure spot in the WCC tournament.

We have the first round of the tournament this Thursday at 10am against USD in Claremont. We just had good win over them a few weeks ago, so we have some confidence going against them in the first round. However, we know they won't go down without a fight so we're going to be ready to go out there and play our best tennis. Next week will be my final blog for the year and ever, so stay tuned for my closing blog as I say goodbye to LMU and college tennis!

GO LIONS

Jessica

"TOUGH TIMES DON'T LAST, TOUGH TEAMS DO"

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Hey there Lion fans!

Your Lady Lions had a very successful weekend on the road! We won both our away matches against University of San Diego and BYU. These were awesome matches to win because we had some unfortunate injuries and sicknesses that kept a few of us out this past weekend. We actually ended up going to BYU with only 5 players and still pulled out the W and made the conference tournament. I was so happy I was on that trip because it was such a spectacular match to be a part of. Having to forfeit a doubles team and a singles point is really tough to come back from. Our No.2 doubles team had never even played a dual match together before and they competed so well. Elvira and I ended up winning our doubles match as well and we started off the match strong by clinching the doubles point. We ended up killing it singles bringing the overall score to 4-1.

This was an awesome trip to be a part of because it shows what a strong team we really are. The five of us who competed understood we had some unfortunate events thrown our way and we just accepted it and went out and competed our hardest. Even though there were only 5 of us out there we still felt the support from the ones back home who could not play. They felt terrible they could not compete with us, but we still felt so much support from them. This was a real test for us to show how tough we really are and how hard we have been working. I was so proud on how we all pulled together and competed our hardest. Even at an away match in high altitude, we were still able to play tough and it really sets a tone going into our last two matches this weekend at home and the conference tournament next week.

We have our last two home matches this Friday and Saturday against Gonzaga and Portland, which means this Saturday is our senior day. I can't believe the time has come that I am going to play my last home match ever, but I could not be more excited to compete at home this weekend. Julia and I would really appreciate whoever can make it out and watch us compete at home one last time. We play Friday at 1pm and Saturday at 11am.

GO LIONS

Jessica

LADY LIONS BACK ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK

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Hey there Lion fans!

Your Lady Lions had some grinding matches this past weekend at home. We had two conference matches against University of San Francisco and Santa Clara. We had a good match against San Francisco and took the W, but we had a tough loss to Santa Clara. It was hard taking that loss after having a good win the day before. It came down to two matches in singles and just did not pull it out. We were pretty discouraged as a team after that loss because we really felt we have been working hard lately. It was one of those matches we really felt we could have pulled out if we just competed a little harder. The good thing about this match is that we learned a lot from it and we are motivated than ever for our last few conferences matches we have coming up. After a loss, we always try to focus on what went wrong and how we can do better. Although we get discouraged, we try to always use it as a learning experience because that is what the good players do and how they get better. We have been working hard ever since the match and we are always looking to get better every day. Something I really admire about this squad is how motivated everyone gets after a tough loss. I can always see how everyone wants to get better and compete even harder in the next match and it's a really great team trait to have.

Our conference matches continue this week with our last two away matches of the season. We begin this Thursday against University of San Diego then we fly out to Utah this weekend to take on BYU on Saturday. We're excited for these next two away matches because now we're more motivated than ever and I can't wait to compete with them this week.

GO LIONS

Jessica

LADY LIONS KEEP MOVING FORWARD

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Hey there tennis fans!

Your Lady Lions had a tough weekend this past weekend. First, on Saturday we had a tough match against Pepperdine and on Sunday we had another tough loss against UC Santa Barbara. They were both really tough matches and really tough matches to play against, but we competed very well and showed these teams that we can put up a fight too.

Even though we were discouraged we lost two matches after doing so well, we are not letting that bring us down. Our coaches told us after the match to use these matches as an opportunity to get better. Even though we all hate to losing, we are really going to use these tough losses as an opportunity to work harder this week and bounce back. We are going to continue to move forward and take these matches as a learning experience and to get motivated for the next ones. Conference matches are still just beginning and there's still plenty of room for this squad to make some damage this season.

Our season continues this week with three home matches. We have UC Riverside on Wednesday, University of San Francisco on Friday and Santa Clara on Saturday. As I always say, we love playing at home and really love and appreciate our fans coming out and supporting us, so we hope we see you guys out there!