All of the blood, sweat and tears.
The thousands of forehands, thousands of backhands and thousands of hours of practice.
All of it will be over soon. But no one will ever be able to take away this spring from us.
These guys, these coaches are family. We fight, we push each other, we frustrate each other, but more importantly we love each other.
This group of seniors has been through a lot together. We’ve been through the transition to college, we’ve been through the hard times, we’ve been through losses, we’ve been through wins, but in the end, we’re leaving a legacy behind.
No one will ever be able to take away the 23 wins. No one will ever be able to take away the record-setting win streak. No one will be able to take away the top seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Tennis is a different sport than most. We play individually, but we play as a collective unit all striving for one goal: to win.
I’ve played tennis my entire life and I’ve never been on a team that has wanted each person to succeed as much as this one. It doesn’t matter if you’re not in the starting lineup or our top player, we have each other’s back and we will do whatever it takes to help each other reach their goals.
We have guys that are fiery and loud. We have guys who are silent assassins. But more than anything, we are a team.
We entered this year with one goal: the Atlantic 10 Championship.
We enter this week with that same focus. We all know the stakes are higher. Every point is more important. Every serve is ratcheted up.