Maass, Choopani Score Double Wins in Fury Victory
Sunna Maass and Erika Choopani scored wins in singles and doubles to lead our Fury Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team to a 5-4 victory over Bishop McGuiness today. Sunna played her best match of the season against a very strong #2 player. She moved the ball well and ran down would-be winners to control her match from start to finish. Her drop shots and volleys were superb today.
Erika Choopani took control of her match at #6 singles from the start and never let up. Erika owns one of the biggest forehands on the team and she hit enough of them in the court to win 6-0, 6-2. She also served well today.
Nancy Sunthang played very well against a player I must call, “the ultimate retriever” in her match at #1 singles. For over two hours, Nancy was firing balls from corner to corner and her gifted opponent would not wear down. Both girls hustled for every point and used a wide array of weapons to pry points from each other.
Brynna Myers played #3 singles against an opponent who got a lot of balls back. Brynna played tight in the first set, hit with more confidence in the second set and won it, then lost the match in a close tiebreaker. She is playing better each match and should be one of the best players in the state at her position by mid-season.
Julia Kincaid played well in her first set at #4 singles. She and her opponent moved each other around the court with rallies that averaged 7 to 10 balls. Julia suffered an ankle injury near the end of the first set, but continued to play with passion until the end of her match.
Mary Brooks Hall fought hard today at #5 singles. She managed to keep her match interesting and showed that she will be a clear force to deal with by mid-season.
Mary Brooks and Erika were the first to take the courts at #3 doubles and controlled their match from start to finish. They were the first team to score a doubles point. The #1 team of Sunthang/Myers went on next and used a variety of tactics to win their match. I was happy to see them change their strategy from one-up/one-back to both at the baseline which allowed them to close out the match with ease.
Sunna Maass and Julia Kincaid brought home our final point of the night in another hard-fought contest. With both girls playing their hearts out, Sunna covered the court well while Julia hit enough winners from the net to give them what they needed to win.
Thanks girls for your exceptional efforts today. Julia, thanks for living up to the Kincaid mantra: ”tape me up and put me back in Coach”.
Huge Win Today Girls!