Off the Court With Nadine Fahoum: Part Four - Day Three of Play

October 08, 2009
By ODU Athletics

Oct. 8, 2009

Check out Lady Monarch junior Nadine Fahoum's latest blog as she wraps up play at the 2009 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. Teammate Joanna Dobrowolska (Asia) and assistant coach Nataly Cahana-Fleishman join Fahoum on the road in Pacific Palisades, California, as the Lady Monarchs play at the beautiful Riviera Country Club. Today's blog is set after a long day of matches, including two in doubles action.

Hello everyone,

Unfortunately my run at the All-American Tournament has come to an end. We started off with doubles this morning against Stanford and we won 8-6. We both played very well. Asia played very good today; she stepped up after our loss yesterday and made it happen.

Right after our doubles match I went on court to play singles. I didn't perform as well as I should have, or as well as I expected from myself. My opponent was a strong player, and took advantage of my mistakes, which made it even harder for me to get back into the game.

After losing in singles I had to try and recoop and get ready for another doubles match. In short, we did not play our best tennis and lost 8-4.

I learned a lot from this experience. As much as it is disappointing to lose at this point, I've learned a lot and will take it to my next tournament, in two weeks time.

I appreciate all of you that followed my blog, and hope you will continue to support us. GO MONARCHS!!!!

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