Syracuse doubles breaks 5-game losing streak against Louisville

first_img Published on March 1, 2020 at 5:43 pm Contact Christopher: [email protected] | @chrisscargs Louisville assistant coach Kevin Fulton stared across Drumlins Country Club while scratching his goatee and then ducked his head down when he began to walk across court three to his first doubles pairing. Andrea Di Palma had just rocketed a shot past Syracuse’s Zeynep Erman and Guzal Yusupova’s baseline and furthered the Orange’s lead to 5-2. Fulton crouched by the bench near Di Palma and her partner, Rhea Verma, clapping as he encouraged them. The chat didn’t help. Syracuse clinched its first set of its doubles point through Louisville’s first double loss. For the past five matches, it was Syracuse head coach Younes Limam who would bow his head as one of his doubles pairs smashed balls into the net, missed an easy shot or sent hits out of bounds. But on Sunday, in SU’s 4-3 win over Louisville (8-4, 0-3 Atlantic Coast), Syracuse (8-2, 3-1) snapped its five-game losing streak on the doubles point after a complete switch of Limam’s doubles teams on Feb. 23 against Duke. Since the Duke match, every SU player has a new doubles partner.“Going into Friday I knew it was going to be tough,” Limam said after the Louisville win. “When you play with somebody you haven’t played with yet it takes a little bit of time.”After winning the coin toss, Yusupova and Erman, in their second time playing together this season, retreated to the right side of court three and Yusupova took position to serve. After a starting six-hit rally, Di Palma with her back facing the net knocked a winner past the Syracuse duo. But with Erman’s drop shots and net hits in Louisville’s doubles alleys, Syracuse locked down the first point and held their serve.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a three-game push for Syracuse’s first singles duo, Louisville began firing backcourt winners that neither Erman nor Yusupova could reach. But the Orange eventually accumulated a 5-2 lead, which had Fulton fired up in the hopes of a comeback for his team. After a set comeback from Louisville, SU volunteer assistant coach Len Lopoo shouted, “Right here, you two, let’s go.” After that, Verma released a forehand straight into her net, earning Syracuse the first-doubles win and pushing the Orange to only need one more point to clinch.Eyes began to turn to courts one and two to see if either Syracuse’s freshman and senior third doubles pairing of Kim Hansen and Miranda Ramirez or second doubles of Sonya Treshcheva and Sofya Golubovskaya could win their matches. Golubovskaya and Treshcheva couldn’t break Louisville’s serve and gave Louisville a 1-0 lead. But with Golubovskaya serving and Treshcheva at the net, Treshcheva snuck balls close over the net into Louisville’s alley and out of reach for Louisville, tying the match at one set apiece. “It’s really great for us to get that doubles point against a really good team,” said Ramirez. “So I think it will give us a lot of confidence going forward.”After breaking Louisville’s serve, Syracuse’s second doubles duo grew its lead in tandem with Hansen and Ramirez, with the score cards at one point on both their courts reading 3-1 Syracuse. But after a slight push from Treshcheva and Golubovskaya, the latter eventually fired a forehand winner past Louisville’s and won their match 6-4. Soon after, Ramirez and Hansen shook hands with their opponents. Their match became inconsequential after SU clinched the overall point. But as Syracuse clinched its first doubles point after five straight losses, there was no celebration. The Orange still had to win the match and wandered to their respective courts to eventually gain their second win of the weekend.“Tennis is a big game of confidence,” said Limam. “All three courts did a great job of having a great start and keeping their foot on the gas.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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#Donkomi: Kwabena Owusu moves to Cordoba CF on loan

first_imgGhana striker, Kwabena Owusu, has joined Spanish Segunda B side, Cordoba CF on a season long loan.Owusu, 22, joins from La Liga outfit Leganes, where is under contract until 2022.Owusu spent the 2018/2019 season at Salamanca in the Spanish 3rd tier where he scored 10 goals in 25 appearances.His performances earned him a call up to the Ghana national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.He’s also a member of the Ghana U-23 national team.last_img

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Geocaching in the News – A Story Worth Telling

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ Says Geocaching without Speaking a WordMay 11, 2015In “Community”Geocaching, the Gift of FriendshipMarch 11, 2013In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Your Geocaching Community Awaits…August 5, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos” Alaska Airlines article (click to read)Geocachers grab headlines around the world as Ambassadors of Adventure, Everyday Explorers or just those people doing that new outdoor tech thing. While geocaching is not new to us, more and more people are seeing geocaching in the news and in TV shows.Geocaching Co-Founder Bryan Roth speaks to the Swiss Magazine The Gentlemen’s Club. (click to read p33)You’re part of an emerging hobby that gets people outside and into adventure. Geocachers are a global band of tech-guided explorers some five million strong. Sometimes the geocaching adventure is just around the corner, other times the hunt delivers geocachers to the top of a mountain. But people always love to hear about the geocaching journey, especially in the media.In the past weeks and months, geocaching has appeared in publications around the globe. Geocaching was featured as a tool to see and experience the world in a new way in the USAToday video, “Want a modern day treasure hunt? Go geocaching.” Geocaching Co-Founder Bryan Roth helped Swiss readers of the magazine The Gentleman’s Guide (p.33) learn more about the addictive hobby. A police officer, who’s also a geocacher, used the Geocaching app to help find a lost hiker. The story made national news in the United States. Even airline passengers are reading about geocaching in the Alaska Airlines Magazine.USAToday video of Geocaching (click to watch)Geocaching delivers something most technologies cannot – and it’s worth writing about. Geocaching takes people outside to connect with each other. Every time you sign a log book or replace a geocache where you just found it, you’re adding to the story of that location. You connect to a community with each geocache you find. You also care for the environment along the way. It’s a newspaper article or television story that never gets old.You can continue reading too. You can always find geocaching in the news through this link.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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SaaS: Lack of IT Innovation Leading to Crisis?

first_imgDave Girouard, Google’s general manager of enterprise business, warns of a crisis in IT.  The “insane complexity” of technology causes many companies to spend 75-80% of their IT dollars maintaining existing systems.The solution to budget-busting never-ending maintenance projects says Girouard is SaaS (software as a service).  But there is still much aprehension towards SaaS that centers around security.  Girouard argues that “information security, as critical as it is, needs to be taken care of by organizations who live and die by it, who invest the time, money, resources and staff.” Google says that they want other companies to share in the on-line innovations that Google has came up with over the last eight years to help them grow into a $10 Billion company.  Core to their current enterprise application strategy is “Google Apps“, a bundle that includes email, IM, a calendar and Web page design program.  Google Apps is free for organizations with 25 or less people.While convenience and freedom from IT infrastructure issues is a clear advantage of next generation Web 2.0 apps, SaaS providers like Google will need to go much much further before attracting medium and large businesses.  One issue is that while the feature set of on-line tools is impressive and is improving on almost a daily basis, the experience and feature set still doesn’t match that of a thick client.  And companies have major concerns about security, service-level agreements and training.But that will change.  And for some customers, the advantages of a SaaS model are already compelling.  An interesting statistic is that IBM has 46,000 Lotus Notes Users, but the Economist, again quoting Girouard, says that tens of thousands of companies have already signed up for Google Apps — over a period of about five months.One example is Arizona State Univeristy, last year 65,000 students switched the school’s email system to be powered by Google’s Apps for Education.  These kinds of projects build mind share and momentum.  SaaS and solutions like Google Apps are sure to continue to grow in popularity.  And with powerful backers like Google of the SaaS delivery model, greater acceptance of SaaS should follow.last_img read more

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You’re Writing the Middle Chapter

first_imgI heard a very good speech at Toastmasters a few months ago. It was a painful story about love and betrayal. The story was extremely well told, and everyone who heard it was moved, me included. But at the end of the speech, I was left with a sense of dread. There was no resolution, no overcoming of adversity, no better future. Instead, I only felt the storyteller’s pain.Even though the speech ended, it wasn’t really the end of the story. The speaker’s life goes on. The speech was actually a middle chapter of the speaker’s story (even though the speaker doesn’t yet feel that way).The Ending Is Just a BeginnerLife’s greatest challenges can feel like the end of a story. But they’re not. They’re actually the middle chapters in a story.In every great story the hero starts out happy. Then the hero is faced with some life-altering challenge. The hero is forced to face her dragon or be lost. In great stories, she overcomes her challenge and is changed forever. This is the arc of all great stories.All great stories are survivor stories. They’re all about overcoming adversity, sometimes unimaginable adversity.When you are challenged to the breaking point, it can feel like the final chapter. It can feel like the end. But the chapter you’re writing isn’t the final chapter. It’s that chapter in the middle of the book when all hope is lost. You’re really right at the arc of the story where the hero is made, where she steps up to the challenge, asserts her will, enlists the help of other heroes, and slays the dragon. This is where you are made. It’s where you make yourself.The Later ChaptersThe later chapters are where the hero tells others their story and inspires others to conquer the dragons that they’re facing. Even when heroes fail, they tell stories of lessons learned, of a battles well fought, of recovery, and of survival. And that’s enough.It might feel like you are writing a final chapter. But you’re really writing a middle chapter. How the story turns out has yet to be decided. Know that there is more to write and write the best ending possible.QuestionsHow do you deal with the “middle chapters,” the painful, overwhelming challenges life throws your way?Can you remember “middle chapters” that felt like the end? What did you gain from those experiences?What’s your story of survival, of adversity faced and overcome?last_img read more

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SCOTS Corporate Touch Day

first_imgThe SCOTS PGC College inaugural Corporate Touch Day was held at Kearney Springs Sporting Complex in Toowoomba last Sunday. The carnival was a fundraising event for the College’s Touch Football tour to New Zealand in September and the support from McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Elders Real Estate Emerald, Blades, Australian Fresh Salads, Fuji Xerox Business Centre Toowoomba and Proterra Group was greatly appreciated.Director of Activities, Mr Andy McGregor Lowndes said, despite the cold weather the day was successful and everyone enjoyed themselves.  “16 teams competed on the day and all games were played in great spirit. The $5000 prize money attracted some very strong teams with six current Australian players who recently defeated New Zealand in the Trans Tasman Series playing on the day,” he said.  Teams travelled from Brisbane, Beenleigh and the Gold Coast. The $5000 Cup Final was won by the Tigers, defeating 2Fresh in the final 7-3.Kertisha Thompson (Watch the Feet) won the $1000 ladies ‘Dash for Cash’ and Sam Brisby (Tigers) won the $1000 men’s ‘Dash for Cash’.  Sam was one of four current Australian Men’s players participating at the carnival and was awarded ‘Player of the Cup Final’.Other results included the Plate final won by Back to Basics against Honey Badgers 4-3, the Bowl final with Recognition Plus defeating Federal Hotel 10-2 and the Shield Final Mad C’s beat McCormack’s Mean Machine 4-1.Acting Principal of The SCOTS PGC College, Mr Ben Manifold thanked the Toowoomba Touch Association and the referees, some of whom travelled from Brisbane, for their support to ensure the highest level of organisation and officiating possible. The SCOTS PGCC College will host its annual Secondary Schools Invitational Touch Carnival on July 27 which is expected to again attract over 50 teams.Related LinksScots Corporate Daylast_img read more

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