Monday, May 19, 2008
UCLA fell to Texas 4-2 today at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships. A disappointment, but certainly not for a team that coach Billy Martin said he was afraid might be the worst he's had in his tenure. Lots of good young players returning next year, including Holden Seguso. Seguso was also featured in a fantastic movie called "Unstrung". Produced by former world #1 Jim Courier, it focused on several American juniors on their way to the USTA championships at Kalamazoo. Sam Querrey and Donald Young are two others prominently presented in the movie, which is a fascinating look at the rigors of junior tennis both physically and emotionally. When the movie was finished, I was thanking my lucky stars (yet again) that I decided early on that my future would be determined by using my brain, not my racket.