Match #2 Recap: West Chester Spring PATTA 2014
This weekend had some great weather for tennis, and a great turnout as well this past Saturday!
Coaching Staff: We had a full coaching staff of myself, Ruhee, Julia, Danny, Kyle and a new coach, Ben, who I’m training over the next 2 weeks.
Explanation of Defaults: If one of the teams does not have enough players, we will default a match. For example, if 2 players from a team show up, they can each play a singles match and then play doubles together, but we have to default the second doubles match. A player can only play 2 times per match. A defaulted match is scored online as 4-0, 4-0 for the opposing team (10u and 11-14) and 7-0, 7-0 for the opposing team (8u)
Matchups: Blue vs. Lime and Red vs. Yellow for all divisions
8 and Under
Andrew and Jordyn were the only players present for the Blue Whales, so they got to play a lot of matches! In the first match, the Blue Whales took on the Lime Lizards. In the first doubles match, Teilo and Sydney of Lime played well together and defeated Andrew and Jordyn of Blue by a score of 7-4, 7-2. Lime won the second doubles match by default. Singles had some good quality rallies. In the first match, Andrew of Blue defeated Aarav of Lime by a score of 7-5, 7-4. In the second, Hayley of Lime won over Jordyn of Blue 7-2, 7-2.
Final Score (in Sets)
Lime Lizards – 6
Blue Whales- 2
In the second match, the Yellow Lions and Red Cheetahs went head to head. We altered the format a bit for this one and had 3 singles matches and one doubles match. In the first singles match, Laila of Red defeated Lily of Yellow in a very close match, earning a 5-7, 7-6, 7-4 win. In the first doubles match, Ruby and Lily of Yellow just barely defeated Paige and Finn of Red on Coach Julia’s court by a score of 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. What a close match!
In singles, Manuel of Yellow defeated Finn of Red 7-3, 7-1 and Katie of Yellow defeated Laila of Red 7-5, 7-5. Great job Yellow singles players!
Final Score (in sets):
Yellow Lions – 7
Red Cheetahs – 3
10 and Under
In the first match, the Blue Eagles took on the Lime Lizards for the 10 and under division. The doubles matches were particularly close in this one. In the first doubles match, Angelo and Bala of Lime hustled all over the court to earn the 4-3 win over a strong team of Travis and Jaden of Blue. In the second doubles match, an equally close one, Emma and Isabella of Lime won against Kiera and Adil of Blue by a score of 4-3.
In singles, Bala of Lime played a very strong match, winning 4-0 vs. Adil, and Kiera of Blue defeated Akanksh of Lime by a score of 4-1. Great job racking up some points in the end Blue!
Lime Lizards – 13
Blue Eagles – 10
In the second 10u match, the Yellow Jackets took on the Red Rhinos (some quality team names there). In the first doubles match, John and Amaan of Yellow defeated Kai and Zach of Red in a close 4-3 match. The second match, which I supervised, featured 2 strong serving teams. In the end, Smita and Alexandra of Red won in a close 4-2 match over Julia and Howard of Yellow.
In singles, Sebastian of Yellow defeated Zach of Red (4-0) and Morgan of Yellow defeated Laney of Red in a very close 4-3 match.
Yellow Jackets – 14
Red Rhinos – 10
11 to 14
In the first match here, the Blue Dolphins went up against the Lime Geckos. In the first doubles match, Geoffrey and Jonathan of Blue defeated Colin and Christian of Lime by a score of 4-1. The second doubles match was double-defaulted, which brings us on to singles.
In the first match, Jonathan of Blue defeated Christian of Lime 4-1 and Riley came on strong for Lime, earning the 4-1 win over Nia of Blue.
Blue Dolphins – 9
Lime Geckos – 6
The next match featured the Yellow Giraffes and the Red Frogs. Sarah and Nate were the only Giraffes present for this match, so they got to play a lot! In doubles, Ryan and Maddie of Red communicated well and earned the 4-2 win over Sarah and Nathan of Yellow. In the second doubles match, Shyam and Hunter won by default.
In the first singles match, which I supervised, Sarah and Shyam had some good rallies and really started to understand singles positioning by the end of the match. After a lot of great rallies, Shyam of Red defeated Sarah of Yellow, 4-2. In the next singles match, Nate of Yellow led Nij of Red by a score of 3-1 at the time of stoppage. Great match!
Red Frogs – 13
Yellow Giraffes – 7
Looking forward to the session this Saturday! We will have myself, Coach Greg, Coach Danny, Coach Julia, as well as a few new coaches, Ben and Hannah, helping out. Should be a great session!