Kirk Tass ended day 2 of the National Tournament with the Trailblazers' sole win.
Tass started the day with his first round match against Edwards from Johnson County (KS). He was hitting the ball well, but couldn't quite put everything together against this tough opponent, and ended up losing 6-0, 6-2.
"Tass played quite a few long points though, and had a chance to come up with a game plan," said head coach James Humphrey.
In his next match in consolation, he played Campbell from Mesa CC (AZ) and was completely dominant. Tass was getting a very high percentage of first serves in, was using his forehand to move his opponent around, was hitting his topspin backhand effectively, and was consistently returning his opponents hard serves with ease. He maintained this high level of play the entire match, winning in the end 6-1, 6-1.
#1S: (Consolation) Kyle Stickler lost to Daniel Little (Gadsen) 6-3, 6-2
Stickler started the match not missing anything and jumped out to a 3-2 lead with a break. Then, he lost the next three games that all went to multiple deuces and his opponent gained too much confidence.
#3S: (Consolation) Nathan Stachowski lost to Jason Wright from Harford 6-1, 6-0.
#5S: (Main Draw) Buddy Hippen lost to J Martinez of Scottsdale 6-2, 6-1.
#3D: (Main Draw) Hippen/Powless lost to Caripi/Meeks of Tyler 6-0, 6-0.