Last Friday, the MyTennisLessons team took a field trip to Weller Indoor Tennis Center in Austin to watch the University of Texas men’s tennis team take on the University of North Carolina. We were pretty excited to see some elite college tennis and even more thrilled when our home team defeated the Tarheels in a riveting 4-3 victory. Here’s some pictures from our trip!
MTL left the office around 5 p.m. to make the 6 p.m. match. Austin rush-hour traffic is typically brutal, plus our headquarters are about 20 miles south of the tennis center. Michael and Dan didn’t mind the drive because the designated car DJ played some pretty solid 80s and 90s jams.
Did you know one of our team members has strong ties to both the University of Texas and University of North Carolina men’s tennis teams? Alex played college tennis at UNC before coaching at UT. Here he is annoyed at Austin traffic, but hanging in there like a champ.
When we arrived at the tennis match venue, the weather was beautiful. Look at that gorgeous Texas sunset over the Longhorn pool.
When we got indoors, the doubles matches were already underway. Texas, ranked no. 10 nationally, won the doubles point, but no. 8 North Carolina came back to tie the match 3-all. In the deciding match, UT senior Lloyd Glasspool came back from being down 5-1 in the third set to defeat North Carolina’s Ronnie Schneider 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(6). We couldn’t have asked for a more exciting match! Check out a clip of North Carolina’s no. 1 doubles team of Brayden Schnur and Oystein Steiro:
Do you live near a college with a strong tennis team? We definitely recommend going out to watch them play! Why travel and pay to watch professional tennis when you can watch incredible players in your hometown?!