Coach Mariana Hollman Blogs from Turkey
October 21, 2008
Coach Mariana Hollman recently competed in a tennis tournament in Turkey and wrote a blog about her trip. Here is the last blog.
Well we had our closing ceremonies on Friday!! We got our Bronze medals and we were very proud of them. We knocked out France for 3rd place!!! As my teammate said,"The difference between 3rd and 4th is that we get to go up to the Podium and get a medal!!!!" . Saturday was a day to just watch alot of the other team finals. We had alot of teams playing for their cup today, and we prevailed in many of them but lost in some others. A long presentation for those that played today proceeded the matches and the end of the Team Championships came to an end!! I will miss the team spirit from the week. Alot of the players will be going home, but quite a few are staying to playing the World Individual tournament. Some are just flying in and getting ready to compete. I got seeded 5th in the singles and 3rd in the doubles. The matches will start on Sunday or Monday depending on the size of the draws and your seeding. I had a bye first round so I will not start playing until Tuesday. I took advantage of the day off and went to the ancient city of Side. Did some shopping and bought some great Turkish items!!! It is Tuesday now and I play at 4:00 pm. I am headed to the warm up court to get some hitting in. I play a lady from Turkey. I will update you later!!!!!
Here is a link to the entire blog: