All's Well For The Slugs At Ojai
Congratulations to the Slugs, who have just returned home after a great trip south to Ojai. As the only team to have all eight players make it to the second round, the Slugs demonstrated that they have come a long way since their challenging spring break trip.
The hard work put in during practice showed in the level of play that the guys exhibited this past weekend. The Slugs showed great physical endurance playing multiple matches a day, and harnessed the mental toughness developed during training to come back from behind numerous times. Four of the slugs made it into the round of 16(Silvio Chiba, Erich Koenig, Marc and Brian), with Brian Pybas winning the tournament after a tough final match against teammate and doubles partner Marc Vartabedian. Two Slug doubles teams reached the semi finals and showed that we have progressed with our doubles as well as singles. In addition to performing well on the court, the Slugs hung together as a team, and supported each other through the weekend.
The Slug Tennis Nation would like to give a special thanks to the Pybas's, Vartabedian's, and Stanley's for hosting the guys during our stay in Ojai. Your hospitality helped to make our trip a positive experience, and allowed us to focus on performing as a team. We would also like to thank the Koenigs, who made it out to show their support for the slugs.
A shout out to Slug Tennis Nation member Eric Morely for his continued support. Eric, who drove through the night from the Bay Area to watch the Slugs compete, is a constant supporter.
Thanks and stay tuned for information regarding our NCAA Championship run.
Best wishes, Coach Hansen and the men of Slug Tennis