Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bring it on 2013...Whitman takes on top competitors in February

Welcome to 2013, to say we are excited here in Walla Walla is an understatement.  After one of our best seasons ever last year, played largely on the road, we are so thrilled to have a great schedule with some big matches at home.

But first things first, this Saturday we'll test ourselves against Lewis-Clark State College (ID) at 10:30am.  LCSC is always a top 20 team in NAIA and will provide us a great test of our fall work and early season training.

The view from above in Bratton

Then, its a huge home weekend Feb 7-10th when we host the Whitman College Winter Classic.  What is the WCWC you ask?  Well, several friends, families and alums will be on hand to enjoy dual matches with the #6, #7, #8 and #13 teams in the West Region.  We come in as the top seed among this crowded group of teams with my alma mater UC Santa Cruz at #7, NWC champion Linfield at #8 and Willamette at #13.  It will be a great time in the Bratton Tennis Center, many of you have RSVP'd and we'd love to see a big crowd as I can't wait to show off the hard work the team has put in.  This is absolutely the deepest team I've coached and we're getting improvement from everyone as we push our fitness and tennis in practice.

Friends watching at the Fall USTA/ITA Regional
Here is the WCWC schedule below and for all the matches I'll try to keep up with tweets and a recap after the match.  We are happy though to have Andrew Holt getting settled in as our Sports Information Director; he's a great guy and you'll see him at matches.

Whitman College Winter Classic
Thursday Feb 7th: 4pm UC Santa Cruz v Whitman 
Friday Feb 8th: 10am Linfield v UC Santa Cruz
Sat Feb 9th: 10 am Linfield v Whitman - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MATCH
                   3pm  UC Santa Cruz v Willamette;

Dinner at 6pm for friends and families at the Glover Alston Center
Sun Feb 10th: 9am Whitman vs Willamette

*Thanks for the fall photos goes to Sandy Seaman