Today, at the Oak Tree Country Club, two teams squared off to see who would remain undefeated. Each match was tight, many games went to deuce, sets went to tie-breakers, but when it was all said and done, and the scores were tabulated, the BCC Tennis Academy 12U Barracudas had won 27-20. Today marks the third consecutive City Championship for the Barracudas!
Coach Brad Lund spoke to the kids before the match and reminded them, “Every game counts so play each point with all of your heart.” That, no doubt, was the determining factor in the match. Coach Brad has instilled within the players the important lesson: “team comes first.” A perfect example happened on the court today. All of our players were finished with their matches except for John Paul Dillon who was playing #1 Singles. JP split sets with his opponent, each set going to a tie-breaker. JP was playing a 10 point tie-breaker to determine the winner of the match. All of the Barracudas stood on the sideline cheering for JP after each and every point. When JP won the tie-breaker all of the Barracudas rushed the court to congratulate JP! Team first!! It truly is about much more than tennis at the BCC Tennis Academy. We train hard to win points and matches, but we work equally hard to instill within our kids the greatest lessons of life.
With the win the Barracudas will move to the next level of competition and play for the USTA Junior Team Tennis State Championship to be held at the OKC Tennis Center on July 15-16. Congratulations to JP Dillon, Javier Vasquez, Taytum Jones, Kellen Hays, Kadence Williams, Macy Hays, Alma Mendoza, and Gray Dillon. Good luck as you go on to compete for the State Championship!