LBS campus was nice..
Today LBS prepared a STICKER & A PAPER MAGNET LISTING TENNIS AND VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
Does St. Mary specialize in slices?
All players pretty much execute that very well..it really
helped on their doubles matches, too, methink.
#3 Armstrong was today rock solid...seemed calm too. I thought A would have difficulty
handling Chikhikvishvili's (is this right?
) 's power drives, but no problem. Excellent
#4 Soper vs Manasse
First want to thank Ms. Soper for her kindness.
She this time performed the 'leg through' WHENEVER POSSIBLE
(form did you see her
bouncing the ball before serving?
) Previously I rated that below Ms. Wolf (LSU)'s original
but changed my mind. Whereas Wolf and Schnack performed that while standing, Soper did it
while WALKING. That merits extra point
Soper's defense trumped Manasse's offense. M's drives are quite powerful but S was agile
enough to get to the ball and return it. Her slices helped to slow down the pace. And her drives
were quite sharp too. Soper's control was superior to M's. M made too many UEs.
#2 Dallara vs Poorta
1st set was EXCELLENT. EXCELLENT. Dallara showed a textbook response to Poorta's usual
ATTACK THE NET. She came to the net whenever possible, and executed beautiful volleys.
She was even successful in the rallying battle.
Then the situation turned around. Dallara missed some putaway chances, Poorta regained
her composure..2nd and early 3rd set was completely Poorta's game. Slow and long rally.
Maybe Dallara wasn't aggressive enough. Didn't come to the net more often. D did rally later
on and came close, 4-5 in the 3rd set.
#1 Alawi vs Isip
Didn't see much, watched the first and last few games. Isip was a better attacker.
All together highly entertaining match. It wasn't an easy win for St. Mary, for sure.