Monday, September 23, 2013

Chapter 16 - Fremont JV Invitational


I didn't get to see this chapter of our season unfold, but boy would I have liked to. 2 champions and a 2nd place team finish? What a blessing!

The JV traveled to Fremont once again, the site of one of our previous matches this year. This time, they were taking on 5 other JV teams in a tournament. Drawn into pools, the team would first matchup against DeKalb (enrollment: 1315) and Angola (enrollment: 900). Also, Angola's varsity is currently ranked in the top 8 in our NW Indiana district - which typically means that their JV is good as well.

In these first round matchups, we didn't lose one position. We had some close matches, won tiebreaks, overcame deficits. But in the end, each position advanced to the championship round. There, at every position, we faced Leo. Seth Krabill, coaching on the day, had written in his notes before the match: "Leo is really good." 

And yes, Leo (enrollment: 1125, team ranked #5 in NW Indiana) was very good. And yet, we won two championship round matches against them. Byeong Min Lim continued his impressive JV season, staying undefeated and grabbing a championship for himself. Lane Miller and Brandon Nguyen captured the other championship. They had challenged throughout the week to earn the #2 doubles spot together, and took advantage by winning their spot at the tourney.

I'm very excited for the season this year's JV is having. I'm even more excited as to what it can mean to the future of Bethany tennis. This year's freshman/sophomores (who made up 6/7 of this team) can have very special careers as Bruin tennis players. I'm hoping that all of the success they are having doesn't satiate them, but leaves them ready for more.

Great job Bruin JV! I am proud of your efforts this season!

#1SJV - Byeong Min Lim - 1st
- def. Seavers (DeKalb)
- def. Davison (Angola)
- def. Book (Leo) - 8-4

#2SJV - Ethan Lapp - 2nd
- def. Bauer (Angola)
- def. Ramos (DeKalb)
- lost to Hughhanks (Leo) - 4-8

#3SJV - Bryce Miller - 2nd
- def. DeKalb
- def. Lehman (Angola)
- lost to Brandenburger (Leo) - 3-8

#1DJV - Neel Bhagat/Simon Hurst - 2nd
- def. Sager/Libey (Angola)
- def. Edmonds/Seavers (DeKalb)
- lost to Conroy/Wells (Leo) - 2-8

#2DJV - Lane Miller/Brandon Nguyen - 1st
- def. Nafsiger/Atha (Angola)
- def. Travis/Howlerda (DeKalb)
- def. Marks/Lacrocque (Leo) - 8-5

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