On Wednesday, May 18 at the NJCAA National Championship, Kirk Tass won a hard fought match to advance to the semi-finals of the #6 singles consolation bracket. In his quarterfinal match, he faced Derek Hyde from Harford CC (MD).
Hyde had a deceptive game - pushing soft shots from the baseline, but attacking when Tass came to net. Tass dropped the first set, but came back to win a hard fought second set using strong baseline forehands and good net play.
In the third set tiebreak, Tass really forced the issue at net hitting several amazing volleys to close it out for a final score of 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6).
Tass then faced Trey Webb from Meridian CC in the semi-finals. Unfortunately, he was out of bullets and fell quickly 6-2, 6-2.
The Trailblazers finished the tournament with two first round wins (2 pts each) and two consolation bracket wins (1/2 pt each) for a total of 5 points beating our 2010 total of 4.5 points.
#2 Singles Consolation Joe Hawkes lost to H. McCawley from Harford CC (MD) 6-1, 6-0.
#4 Singles Consolation Cordell Powless lost to S Montgomery from Itawamba (MS) 6-2, 6-2
#1 Doubles Consolation Stickler/Stachowski lost to Frantz/Greenwald from McHenry (IL) 6-3, 6-3
#2 Doubles Consolation Hawkes/Tass lost to Murray/Yepez from Meridian CC (MS) 6-0, 6-1