Lobsters JTT Wrap-Up
We opened Saturday's round robin play with a 19-18 one game victory over the team from Santa Monica Tennis Collective. It was some of the best tennis I've seen our kids play and they fought for every point. Truly riveting junior tennis!
In the afternoon, we played the team from Pleasant Valley, Camarillo. We needed 21 games to advance to Sunday's championship bracket and after two tiebreaks and some uncomfortable breath-holding, we came away with 23 points, earning a spot in the championship bracket for Sunday morning.
That evening, the team had our championship banquet at Dave and Buster's with the other 10-18 year olds from SoCal. Needless to say, this was a huge highlight for the kids!
Sunday, we stepped on to the court to find ourselves one match away from the finals, playing single elimination tennis against our local rivals, Barnes, who we have beaten handily four times this year. And, as sports can go, we were the victims of an upset this time. Finding ourselves on the other side of a very close contest, we were beaten by one game and walked off the court with a few tears, but an incredible sense of accomplishment. We wrapped up with ice cream at Foster Freeze as we licked our wounds. The kids were all smiles by the end of lunch!
In all, the season was incredibly successful with a final record of 11-2 and a ton of growth for our kids as evidence of their efforts. We appreciate your support for the Lobsters and are looking forward to more awesome Junior Team Tennis at Lake Murray Tennis Club!
Joey Sutera & The LMTC Lobsters