Students and competitors gathered at the Fall 2015 Tennis Championship Friday and Saturday to fight the long fight for an all-day tournament in doubles and singles play.
Blake Woodruff, the event manager and competitive director over tennis and a junior studying sports psychology, said, “I expect to have good competition and honestly my biggest goal is that everybody has fun.”
Woodruff said it was fun and there was a good feeling in the air, and that the competitors had smiles on their faces as they faced off in friendly competition.
“Tennis is an awesome sport,” said Sara Morgan, a sophomore studying chemistry. “It keeps me on my toes.”
The matches started on Friday, Oct. 9 with men’s singles and proceeded to Saturday with mixed doubles and women’s singles.
The championships were Saturday afternoon at 4:30; all division finals took place at the same time. Friends and other players watched and waited to see who would become this year’s champion.
“The players were awesome,” Woodruff said. “There were some really good matches, it was super fun to watch.”
At the end of the day, the champions were given T-shirts as an award for their performance.
The BYU-Idaho Activities Center has tournaments and events frequently to keep students active and meeting people, according to the school web-site.
“I know it’s a big time commitment but it’s worth it because you make a lot of friends, you get to play the sport that you love and it’s just fun,” Woodruff said. “Even though it takes time, it’s time well spent.”