“Like I told my guys, you have to just trust in your preparation, trust that we’ve done the right things in practice,” added the Eagles’ coach. “I tell them to be mentally calm but physically aggressive. As long as they keep their heads (in it) and they stay focused and give 110-percent, I tell you, we are successful whether we win or lose.”
Lapel coach Justin Coomer said he knew the Eagles were good and the match would be close, but he also knew Frankton was a tough opponent with good athletes.
“I figured it would be pretty tight,” he said. “I’d seen their scores, I knew they were good. They have athletes that can make a difference even if they’re not all tennis players. I knew they were going to be really good this year, and it would be a hard match, but I was glad — I thought it was a good match for us to see where we stack up.”
Frankton will face Anderson in Thursday’s semifinals, and the Bulldogs face Anderson Prep in the consolation bracket.