2014 SWHS Boys Tennis Web News

Please see the right sidebar for 1) coach contact info & 2) scheduled matches 2014  ----->>>

To Parents and Players from Coach:

Great job against South, boys!

We play Minnehaha Wednesday if weather allows (and they host, so if there's a cancellation it comes from them-- so far, we're still on)

Varsity travels to Minnehaha Academy tomorrow. The bus will leave from Southwest at 2:30pm.
1. Carl Vaughan
2. Will Puzak

3. Jonathan Perzel

4. Sam Stovitz
1. Pierre Cazaban/Eric Een
2. Luke Peterson/Carson Mair
3. Ben Stevens/Sam Loomans
Others: Anthony Siegfried, Will Whisler
There WILL be a JV match tomorrow at Pershing (assuming the weather is conducive). You must let Duncan and myself know if you won't be at Pershing and you aren't on this list for taking the bus. Thank you!
See you soon,


ALSO, don't forget the pasta party Wednesday night!!! (see below)


Pasta Party for ALL JV & Varsity Players:  Wednesday, April 16th, at Ben Steven's house (4500 York Ave. So.) immediately following the Minnehaha match (and, the night before the big Washburn match!)  The boys can walk over from Southwest after getting off the bus from Minnehaha.  Ben's family will provide the pasta.  They would welcome contributions of dessert, garlic bread, salad, veggies, drinks or fruit.  Please email me (Cathy) if you can help with any of these things.  

Car Wash:  Mark your calendars!  This team fund-raising event will be on Saturday May 17 from 11AM to 3PM at the Holiday station at 25th & Hennepin.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the boys to come together, spend some time with each other (away from the courts) and work hard to help raise funds to support their Tennis Program.  ALL players are expected to participate.  We hope that we can count on some parents to come help as well.  Stay tuned for further info.


*If you have to miss a practice or match, notify coach ASAP, no later than the day before if at all possible* (contact info at top of right sidebar----->)
It is your duty to your teammates to be accountable for any absences so we can still plan the best practices possible. I know we have a great group of guys that won't leave their teammates hanging.

Duncan, Dan, and I expect you to have sterling attendance records.

p.s. If you choose to be upset over your practice location, feel free to ask me about what is going on. However, I urge you to get in some good days of practice and dedicate yourself to hard work and improvement before you let any emotions overwhelm you. Thank you!

Remember to let coach know if you are interesteed in the potential team road trip up to Virginia, MN (they have an indoor tennis facility and my in-laws). They are hosting a tournament on May 3rd and have invited us. I am aware this is a considerable drive and could potentially involve an overnightPlease let me know your thoughts, parents and players.

Players: Join 'Southwest Mens Tennis' group for team updates from your captains.

Boosters (Parents, Alumni, Community): Join 'Southwest Boys Tennis Boosters' group.

Practice Schedule
Every day of tennis season has either practice or matches. (Find match info in right sidebar.)

Plan on practice from 4-5:40. That isn't a long practice, so please be on time!

These players meet for practice at *Linden Hills* BY 4pm:
Carl Vaughan
Ben Stevens
Sam Loomans
Eli Ross
Will Whisler
Sam Stovitz
Anthony Siegfried
Carson Mair
Pierre Cazaban
Will Puzak
Jonathan Perzel
Strom Keehn
Eric Een
Russell Pekala
(In truly no order)

All other players meet for practice at *Pershing* BY 4pm:
Others, you are valued members of this program and are expected at Pershing to work with Duncan tomorrow. Duncan and I discuss everyone's attendance each day. Don't assume that you will get away with not showing up without hearing about from me. Be a part of something fun and rewarding that will help you grow as people as well as morphing you into athletic specimens. Make practice a priority!

If you are not on either list, let coach know and he will instruct you further.

Most practices and home matches will be at Linden Hills, Pershing Park, or Lynnhurst Tennis Courts, as available. Indoor Courts will be secured as necessary for weather: usually Reed Sweatt (RSFTC), Fred Wells (FWTEC), or Baseline (UofM)

JV Practice: 4:00 to 5:45 pm

Varsity Practice: 4:00 to 5:45 pm

Match Schedule
Match dates and locations are posted in the right sidebar. For most matches, athletes report to the bus between 2:30-3:00pm depending on travel time, and are on the courts by 3:30. Matches normally begin between 3-4pm (see right sidebar).

Match Locations & Results
Varsity match directions & results available on the MHSL website.
Link to
2014 MSHSL Boys Tennis (SW page) including major dates for 2014 season, with start of season/ practice (3/24/14), section playoffs, etc.

We hope to see many new parents and fans cheering on the players this season. Go Lakers! :)

Become a member of the USTA to play in their tournaments off-season: to become a member, click here. You can search for USTA tournaments HERE.
......Spring 2013 News....................

The Car Wash Fundraiser raised almost $1000! Special thanks to Kathy and Todd Siegfried! Most of us helped, in one way or another, to raise almost $1,000 in a single chilly afternoon, but these two are the car-wash fundraising pros who make it all happen seamlessly.

Varsity and JV Banquet May 28, 2013 @First Unitarian Mount Curve 6-8 Special thanks to Allison Capano Stevens for bookkeeping and party-planning; Cathy Anson for photography, arranging gifts, sending emails, and keeping the contact list; Ann Cazaban, Margeaux, and Marc for BBQ delivery and set up; George Puzak for name tags; and everyone who brought more food to round out the lineup! As Carl Vaughan said as he filled his plate, "This is so great-- it's a happy, happy night."