Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekend Recap

We actually didn't learn a whole lot this weekend and most of the results went almost as predicted. Even though it was a challenge, Emory took care of Williams in pretty routine fashion. No real upsets on Saturday, but the Trinity-Tyler score obviously was very surprising. I'm tempted to say that the Tyler win over Redlands was actually a fluke, judging by their performance in every other match this season. But then, Redlands who had been very hot in the past month or so got crushed by CMS, not winning a set in singles. This is not good for their NCAA outlook as they've now lost to their competition 9-0 twice.

Both NESCAC powerhouses in action took care of business this weekend, although Middlebury was in trouble for a little bit against Trinity (CT), but they managed to pull out a win. Wash U looked dominant twice and although there were some close singles matches in both contests, the Bears showed why they were #2 in the country and pulled out two routine wins. Kenyon had a tougher than expected win against Gustavus and that was a good win for the Lords going forward. Mary Wash also got back on track with an easy win against a tough Salisbury team to maintain their dominance in the CAC. A lot of tennis still to be played and we are getting into the heart of the NESCAC season so exciting teams are upcoming.