What a beautiful day to host some tennis matches at Spring Arbor University! The sun was shining, there was a cool breeze, and the SAU men’s tennis team definitely brought their A-game today. These particular matches held some bittersweet emotions for me because Spring Arbor University played Indiana Wesleyan University (my previous school). However, I am proud to say that I was cheering for the COUGARS! This was my first time cheering for Spring Arbor rather than Indiana Wesleyan, and I am so proud of our men’s tennis team!
Spring Arbor University brought home the win after today’s matches. Our 1st – 3rd Doubles teams won with scores of 8-1, 8-4, and 8-6 respectively. Also, our top three Singles players (David Darling, Thomas Calderone, and Aaron Mayes) won within their first 2 games. Way to represent SAU! Keep up the good work!
Even though we won based on points, we also won in regards to sportsmanship. During the doubles matches, I noticed that our players would often come together, high-five, or encourage each other between points. They were respectful to the Indiana Wesleyan tennis team and maintained Christ-like attitudes. Our tennis team also had a lot of support behind them. The head tennis coach, Terry Darling, regularly made his way around the different courts and encouraged all of his players. Ron Kopiko, the SAU chaplain, also came out to support our tennis guys! And let’s not forget the supportive students! Among the athletes’ family members, many of our students came to cheer on the Cougars. So come out to the next tennis match here on campus and continue to support our amazing tennis team!