The ACU men’s tennis team played against Tyler Junior College, which is currently ranked number one in the junior college circuit and Trinity college this past weekend.
ACU beat both colleges, winning to Tyler 4-3 and Trinity 5-2. These two difficult wins put the team at a 5-3 record for the season.
“Our greatest obstacle was whether or not we could have the same mindset when we are losing as when we are winning,” said Head Tennis Coach John Walker.
Walker explained that the key difference between winning and losing for ACU was the idea of keeping a calm mindset. This mindset was a key factor for ACU in their close match against Tyler this weekend.
After the first two doubles match this weekend it was tied 1-1 for the doubles section leaving it down to a deciding match between the third seed doubles team from each school. That game went into an extra set with a double fault against Tyler that gave ACU the point for the doubles section.
“The big thing for us this match was making sure we control the things we are capable of, we weren’t trying to force anything or do anything truly amazing,” said Walker
With this mindset of controlling the smaller things, ACU beat both teams this weekend adding onto their already two-match win streak.
ACU will have one more weekend at home continuing into their third week straight of home matches. ACU will play New Mexico State and UTPB here in Abilene on Saturday before starting their long road trip.