The weekend of Oct 3-5 we had a bit of an impromptu trip to Boise State University for the Dar Walters Classic. Six players – Colton,James, Phillip, Petar, Parker and Adam loaded up Thursday after classes and headed out to my old stomping grounds in Boise (I was the assistant at Boise State many years ago).
This turned out to be a fantastic and fun event. Weather was incredible all weekend and the venues were spectacular – Appleton Tennis Center, Julia Davis Park, and the Boas Bubble (well the bubble wasn’t all that special – who really likes to play in a bubble). I also loved how Coach Patton and Coach Shields set up the draw. They had 5 different flights of 16 players and ran a compass draw in every flight. Was a wonderful opportunity for all the players to get in 4 singles matches against D1 opponents. Was awesome to see how much everyone improved over the weekend. I’m blessed to have a talented and competitive team and the level of their games improved each day.
Oh, must note that all the matches played no-add scoring and used the D1 let rule on serves.
Here is the breakdown of each flight.
Colton A Flight: really good stuff from Colton this tournament. He went toe-to-toe with the top players from each school. Two of his matches were close 3 setters and the other match he lost was incredibly close – in fact I think in his first match he lost 6 out of 7 no add games.
1st match lost Dennis Baumgartner (Utah State) 6-4, 6-2. Baumgartner made the finals
2nd match Lost Mathieu Garcia (U of Portland) 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2
3rd match Lost Todd Fought (Weber State) 4-6, […]