Eye of the Hurricane

February 22, 2009

Bitter Return

Filed under: Uncategorized — madfann @ 8:48 pm

Daniel Valverdu finally returned to the courts saturday after being out the first 6 games of the season with a pectorial injury. It may have been better  to rest him an extra week and bring him out against an easier opponent but its hard to convince a player ready to come back to not get into the courts against a state rival.

His return would be foiled by the Gators saturday. The Gators were able to defeat the strong pairing of Valverdu and No.78 Carl Sunderg 8-2.

Sundberg continued his strong play, winning his singles match 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5) to a 6-0 Singles record for the year.

Freshman Ignacio Tobadoa got his first loss of the season against No.94 Antoine Bennetau. 

The Canes must recover from their loss to face ACC opponent No. 17 FSU next saturday. 

Hopefully the Canes will have better luck as they continue to get players back in their lineup. The canes can also take to learn from facing stronger rivals and realize the level of play that may encounter them in the future. There is nothing like playing stronger rivals to improve one’s own play.

The Gators are no easy team, ranked 7th in nation, even with an extra week to rest and prepare.


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