Hello Terp Fans!
After our sing along jam session during the drive back from BWI on Sunday and a day off on Monday, we got back to preparing for our matches against no. 10 Miami and no. 20 FSU. Practice was a bit different this week because some of us were sick or had a lot of studying to do, but everybody worked hard on the court and in the gym to get ready for our ACC sunshine state schools.
On Friday, we had team
breakfast at Plato's before heading to the courts. During warm-up Tally got
accidentally hit by a ball which gave her a bad nose bleed a few minutes before
the match. The twins had to take a bleeding time-out to stop Tally's nose
bleed, but unfortunately they had to retire doubles. The other 2 doubles were
fighting hard to get the doubles point. Even though Sarah and I had a great
doubles win, we weren't able to secure the doubles point. Luckily, Tally's nose
bleed had stopped and she was ready for singles. But it didn't go as well as we
wanted to and lost all our singles matches. It was a disappointing loss but we
had to look forward to our next match against FSU on Sunday.
The next day, we had
team practice and Welma got to play in her first field hockey game after
joining the team earlier this semester. Welma was really excited to finally
compete again. Her last tennis match was in October before having shoulder
surgery. We (Olya, Sarah, Tally, Burce, Dasha and I) went to see Welma and our
field hockey team play against the defending national champion Princeton and
beat them 3-0. After the game, we all went to dinner at Ledo's where we had a
great time especially Welma.
Back to tennis, on
Sunday we had team breakfast again at Plato's (they should know our orders by
now) before our warm up against FSU. It was our second home outdoor match of
the season. In the morning it was chilly, but after the warm-up the sun was out
and it seemed like a beautiful day for an upset. Unfortunately, we weren't able
to get into the match and make it hard on FSU. We were already down 5-0 before
we got our first win of the day at no. 1 singles.Gabby came close to our
second win for the day but fell in the super tiebreaker.
Overall, we didn't have our best weekend of the season but there are still a few matches left to fight back as a team and show people how good we can really be. We're looking forward to take on Wake Forest and NC State and get our first conference win of the season!