Well the 2013 season is officially in the books and wow what an ending! As I mentioned yesterday the rain played havoc with the first day of the NCAA. Matches had to be moved to a variety of locations across the Kalamazoo area. Because of the rain, the Whitman vs Washington University doubles match didn’t get started until almost 10pm. Certainly was a fun/interesting experience to be the very last match on and for a large part of the match — the only match on. Since our doubles was the only match being played it was the match that was lived streamed on the NCAA site. Pretty fun for the guys to know they were the “feature” match and their friends back home were watching them play live.
Unfortunately we drew the #2 seeds and red hot Washington University team in the 1st round. I believe this team went undefeated in the NCAA team tournament and in the preceding days had defeated the #1 doubles teams from national champions Williams, 3rd place Amherst and Kenyon teams. The Bear duo has not only had an incredible week but an incredible season.
The match started off pretty even but the Wash U managed to break mid-way through the first set and served out the set to take the opening set 6-3. However in the 2nd set Andrew and Colton really found their game and started playing incredibly doubles. I mean really really hot doubles. In the 2nd set they completely dominated play winning 6-0!
The 3rd set started off with both teams holding serve at love. But the experienced Wash U team picked up their intensity and broke twice to take a commanding 4-1 lead. At this point the […]