Causing a Racquet: Deirdre Cienki

Nov. 3, 2009

Hey Sun Devil Fans!

It's been a whirlwind of a week! Last Wednesday, we hosted 4th and 5th grade school children for a tennis clinic. As a team, we spent a few hours teaching the children tennis and giving them a tour of the athletic facilities. Seeing them jog around Frank Kush Field and giggle while feeling the water in the ice tub was incredible! We all had a blast!

Sophomore Michelle Brycki was chosen as the runner up in the costume contest.

On Friday, we celebrated Halloween at practice. Everyone was instructed to dress to their Halloween best. Nadia named herself the President of the 'Halloween Costume Competition Committee' and was in charge of choosing the best costume. Five of the girls on the team, as well as assistant coach Clint, suited up and Sianna Simmons (as a Greek Goddess) was deemed the winner of the competition. Nadia presented her with an award and crown before the team started weights. Michelle Brycki (as a cheerleader) was chosen as the runner up and received plastic earrings as her prize.

Saturday saw some tournament action for two of our players. Amanda and Michelle participated in a wildcard tournament for an upcoming pro circuit event. Amanda lost a tough first round loss to eventual winner and Michelle won her first two rounds before falling in the semifinals. By reaching the semifinals, Michelle received a wildcard into the qualifying of the pro circuit event.

This coming weekend we host our annual Thunderbird Tournament at the Whiteman Tennis Center. This tournament will be our last individual fall tournament. We, as always, are expecting tough competition. Throughout the week our goal is to make sure everyone is healthy and working hard to prepare ourselves for the upcoming matches.Hope to see some of you out at the courts this weekend!



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