the lines are still good

Follow the happenings of an animated college tennis coach and his teams in their pursuit of an NCAA National Tennis Championship. It is always the impressive trophy that is displayed for all to admire that gets the attention, but it is the journey to claiming that trophy, the relationships built, the people served and the memories created, that live forever...and what I hope you will find interesting...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spring trip finalized...

The schedule for the annual spring trip to Florida has been finalized and is brimming with opportunity for the 2010 Clipper tennismen. The team will fly to Jacksonville, FL Saturday, February 27th and head to Saint Augustine, FL and a the familiar confines of the Ocean Gallery Beach Resort (pictured below). After a few days of practice in the out-of-doors and adjusting to the warmer temperatures, sun and wind, the Clippers will open up against the Bucs of Barry University on Monday, March 1st on the campus of Rollins College, a neutral site. The match is scheduled for 10:30am. Barry, currently ranked #2 in the ITA/NCAA II National poll, eliminated the Clippers in last season's National Semi-final.

Next up will be a shot at Armstrong Atlantic State University, the current #1 ranked team in the NCAA II and two-time defending National Champions. The match is scheduled to be played on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, March 2nd at 3pm.

The Clippers will stay in Saint Augustine to play the Saints of Flagler College Wednesday, March 3rd at 2:30pm. The Saints are currently ranked #34 in the NCAA II.

The final match is scheduled for Thursday, March 4th versus Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Dayton Beach, FL. The Clippers will be looking to beat the 2nd ranked Eagles (NAIA) for the first time in their history.

Clearly, any win will be a good win for the 9th ranked Clippers, especially an upset over either of the top two ranked programs in the NCAA II.

Nuff said...