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Mar
12

Match 2 against #16 Mary Washington

On Saturday afternoon rain forced the match indoors against #16 Mary Washington. In the huddle before the match the team went over the things that won us the last two matches, controlling the things we can control. “We are going to control our attitude, our feet, and our fight on every ball.” 

At #1 doubles Matt and Rob went after their serves and returned big through the middle. They played with lots of energy and won their fourth straight match 8-3. At #2 Timmy and Pierre hit bomb serves and put incessant pressure on their opponents in an 8-2 win. At #3 Peter and Kyle continued to gel as both hit huge serves to set up the others volley. On return games they crushed the ball through the middle on the service line and then attacked the net together in the 8-5 win and doubles sweep. 

In singles the Bobcats stayed in the same mode and brought the energy and fight on every court. At #1 Timmy dictated play with his serve and forehand in the 6-3 6-3 win over Sam Wichlin, on of the top players in the region. 

At #2 Matt played Alex Blakhin, who had won 9 of his last 10 matches. But Matt has been on fire, and executed his game plan perfectly. Isolating his Blakhin on one side Matt was able to attack the open court and never gave his opponent anything, working hard for every ball in the 6-1 6-1 match,

At #3 Rob played the Atlantic Souths #8 ranked player in Evan Charles. Rob played aggressive and heavy, he attacked on every short ball and gave his opponent no hope in the 6-3 6-4 win.

At #5 things started to click for Pierre. Picking up right where he left off in the Washington College match, he hit the ball big and heavy directionally, then attacked with safe targets to the open court. His rally ball is getting very heavy and he didn’t take any points off in his 6-3 6-2 win. 

It was another great day for the Bobcats as we continue to build with every match. We fought hard at all 9 spots for every ball, for each other, and things went our way on the score cards. If we can keep bringing this level of energy and fight, the Bobcats will be a very tough out for any team to play.

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