Memories to Last a Lifetime

April 9, 2011 04:15 PM
Opening ceremony
By: Katie Timinsky & Kailyn Finnegan

For many Tennis On Campus players the 2011 National Campus Championship will be their last hoorah. As college ends and the real world draws near, our seniors reflect on their memories and experiences with the TOC program.

"I’m going to miss the competition, my teammates, the atmosphere, pretty much everything," stated UC Irvine Senior Arthur Yu. "The experiences I’ve had can never be topped. It’s been awesome."

While most seniors have had four years to experience what the Tennis On Program is all about, there are some that are experiencing it for the first, and unfortunately, the last time.

"This was my first year participating in Tennis On Campus," said Pepperdine Senior Jonathan Rios. "Our team was so excited to receive a wild-card bid and compete against the top teams from across the country. The best part about this tournament is that every team gets to play all three days, regardless of being eliminated early-on."

For Senior Ernie Lai of the University of Texas - San Antonio, tennis will not be what he will miss most about the Tennis On Campus program.

"I met all my friends through Tennis On Campus," said Lai. "At this tournament, I grew closer to my teammates and developed great relationships with players on other teams. I will miss these friendships the most."

So whether you are a first year player or a four year veteran, it’s apparent that the Tennis On Campus program provides everyone with memories to last a lifetime.
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