Brady played in a tennis tournament on Memorial Day.
He won his first round 6-0, 6-0.
And, he won his second round 6-0, 6-0.
I thought this was funny....the boy Brady played in the second round told him before
they started, "good luck, you're gonna need it!" That boy didn't win a single game!
He did look cute though in his white fancy duds.
The final was played at Franklin and Marshall University here in Lancaster.
Brady played the #1 ranked player in the central pennsylavania/middle states.
(Brady is ranked #3)
Brady has met up with Dylan in two other tournaments- one last summer and once in the fall.
Brady lost both times.
I asked Brady if he was nervous to play Dylan and he said he was excited.
Brady said, "It is time. It is time."
Ahhhh....to be young and have that much belief in yourself.
Brady played the entire match like a champion.
He was so focused.
I'm most proud of the way he handles himself on the court.
For example- if you were to walk by and see him playing...you might not be able to
tell if he was winning or losing. He has the same demeanor regardless.
People notice that. I've always told Brady that people will forget that he's a good
tennis player...but never the kind of boy he was to play against. At least I hope that's true!
He was right...it was time.
Brady beat Dylan 6-1, 6-3.
I'm glad I had my sunglasses on because I was a little teary a couple of points
before it was over. Brady works so unbelievably hard and I knew how badly he wanted
this win. I wanted it for him.
The new rankings come out next Thursday and Brady has a feeling he will move
up to the #2 player in the central pennsylvania. We will have to wait and see!
Brady took his trophy to school on Wednesday to show his teacher.
He has always been quiet about tennis at school...but I think his
teacher has taken an interest and encouraged him to share his passion with his class.
Brady is the only one in his entire school that plays tennis. :(
In other news....
Brady qualified to play in a regional tournament in Illinois...so we will be heading there
in July! Win or lose....I'm sure it will be the highlight of his summer!