"The thing I'm most proud of is that we're having some success this year with a lot of the same players as last year, but they have just kept their noses to the grindstone and worked really hard and gotten a lot better as individuals and as a team," said coach Matt Englander
"I thought I had good velocity and accuracy on my throws. For a while there, I was in the zone - I couldn't miss. There were really only a few balls that got away from me. I left very satisfied," said Whalen.
Smetona was the day's biggest story. He played in his final home match for the Spartans. Before the match, tribute was paid to Smetona, who has been a part of the tennis program for four years and has stepped up as a leader to the very young men's team.
"The second game was not as good at all. We played very poorly in every aspect of the game. We need to get to the point where we are always playing the defense we played in the first game combined with some solid hitting, and not ever play like we played in the second game again."
"Big innings like that, when they're done with a lot of hits, [tend] to snowball. It's a lot of fun to be a part of those, as opposed to others where there are just a bunch of errors and walks and things like that." - Coach Matt Englander
I don't care if my defensive tackle is a big enough idiot to carry a loaded weapon onto a plane? As long as he plugs up running lanes and sits on QBs chests nine times a year, our relationship is good.
Jon Edmunds is a junior sprinter and jumper for the track and field team. Edmunds, who is from The Woodlands, Texas, is majoring in civil engineering with minors in psychology and sports medicine. Greg Meyer: What inspired you to run? Jon Edmunds: Forrest Gump.
"I didn't start getting serious about tennis until summer of junior year in high school," said Howe. Two years later, Howe finds himself among a group of talented players on the CWRU tennis team trying to move the program to the next level.
The Fighting Gobies, CWRU'S Ultimate Frisbee team, is gearing up for the beginning of the biggest tournament of the season this weekend. On Saturday morning the men's and women's teams will begin their quest to claim ultimate glory on May 28 in Madison, Wis.