Tuesday, May 15, 2012
State Tennis, Day 2...
The second day of the state tennis tournament was hectic, to say the least. Abilene High's Erin Walker made the finals of the 5A tournament out in Lakeway and Wylie potentially could a state championship in every tennis event. So, unable to split myself in two, the plan was to go shoot the first set of Walker's match and then haul ass back to shoot what was left of the Wylie players.
By the time we got to Penick-Allison Wylie already had two state champions in girls singles and mixed doubles. Luckily we had run photos from both of them in that day's newspaper, so I didn't feel totally awful about missing them. Plus I still had three matches left to shoot. The boys singles match ended up going three sets, so at least I was able to get that one shot. One thing I do hate about shooting Wylie's players and their total dominance of Class 3A tennis, is a lot of these kids haven't won before and, in turn, just don't show a whole lot of emotion when they win a state championship... which is what I ran into this time. The one team I was hoping to win, the girls doubles team, who was showing plenty of emotion in their three-set match ended up losing a heartbreaker. Oh well, maybe next year.