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2020 vision ;)

2020 is about to be a great year for the Butler Club Tennis Team! Looking ahead, we have several big things planned for the spring semester.

First, on February 6th the dawgs will be playing at the annual Naptown Classic at the IUPUI tennis center. This is always a fun tournament for us and a great warmup for the big tournaments that follow.

In just a few weeks, we will be heading to the Midwest Sectional Championships at the University of Wisconsin. This tournament is packed with great competition and huge schools. We are hopeful to reverse the outcome of last semester’s tournament at UW (aka – get into a winner’s bracket). Depending on how our team finishes in this tournament we will either go to the National Tournament (location tbd) or the Spring Invitational in Las Vegas!

Lots of things coming for the dawgs. Looking like a great 2020 so far! Stay on the lookout for updates on how we do and where we end up going!

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Badger Invitational

Our team headed to the Badger Invitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past weekend for our last tournament of the fall semester. This tournament was filled with top notch teams, but we competed very well.

The tournament began with pool play, where we played Wisonsin’s A team, GVSU, and University of Milwaukee. Milwaukee was first, and as per usual, we started off slow and lost in a close match. GVSU was another close match, but we pulled through with a win. Wisconsin A was our most difficult opponent of the day. Despite us all playing well, we could not top their impressive game. This pool play put us into the Bronze bracket for the following day.

Bracket play began early with two quick wins against two very good teams, Iowa State and Marquette. We were all playing our best and had some great moments. We made it to the championship bracket where we played University of Nebraska in a very tight match. Unfortunately, we could not pull out the win, making us end the tournament as runner-up in the Bronze bracket.

Overall, this weekend was very exciting with it being our biggest tournament yet. Everyone really showed their talents and made us see how good we could be as a team. We cannot wait to see how our season continues in the spring!!

Go dawgs! 🙂

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The Beginning of the Season

Club Tennis season has begun and is now in full swing. It was a busy September, which begun by welcoming lots of great new players to our team. It was great to see everyone coming in the first practice with lots of enthusiasm, starting the year off strong. Our first tournament came only two weeks into the season at Indiana State University. The wind was brutal, and there were a couple tumbles, but the dawgs pulled through with a second place finish in the silver bracket. The next weekend, we invited Indiana State to our campus for a scrimmage match. It was perfect weather, and we were able to get in a lot of great practice matches. (It was just a scrimmage, but I’d say we won).

Coming up, the dawgs are headed to the Toledo Clay Court Invitational this weekend. We cannot wait to showcase our sliding skills on the court and see how we’ve improved since the last tournament.

So far it’s looking like it’s going to be another great Club Tennis season. We are excited to see what the rest of the year brings!!

Go dawgs!!!