Dutch tennis player Megan Doe qualified for the UIL 5A State Championship before falling in straight sets on Friday.
De Rica defeated Nagai of Frisco Centennial on Thursday afternoon 6-1, 6-4 in the semi-finals.
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Her coach Jorge Lopez said he was proud of the way the young player was.
“I think it’s a great performance,” said Lopez. “She’s just a young woman and she still has a chance. We did everything right in the game. I think it has even improved for the Regionals. I think she had a chance to win the match … (Thursday) she played well. She fought and fought. In the first set .. The second game in which you played the best I saw you played. You played amazingly. In general, I think it was a good tournament. “
Du said she was surprised how successful it was.
“It was really shocking,” she said. “I didn’t expect to get anything. I did my best and made it to the finals … I think that will give me a lot of motivation for next year. I know what to work on and what to do. I’m pushing myself. I have higher expectations for next year’s results.”
Du said Friday’s final was physically difficult.
“I had two really difficult matches the day before, but I went there and played my best,” she said. “Unfortunately, I didn’t succeed.”
Lopez said Du was convulsing before the match.
“In the morning her energy was low,” said Lopez. It was still choppy since the day before. As the game progressed, she was able to relax and play better. By that time he was too late. The other girl gained a lot of confidence. The other girl was also a very good player. Played at a high level. you went. With every shot. “
In the regional championship, De Cristal defeated Zoo No. 1 by Austin Lhasa. Lopez said the match lasted nearly four hours. Did she win 6-4, 4-6, 7-6?
Lopez said, “I know what Megan can do.” I know she can win the country. I think this will help her to get better. That would be the reason for her to lose. This is how we think.
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