Sunday, September 27, 2009

ITA weekend

Hello everyone!

What a looooong weekend for the UWW Tennis Team. We left at 2pm Thursday afternoon to go to St. Paul, MN, for ITA's (a 6 hour car ride). Matches started Friday at 9am and everyone played 2 singles matches and a doubles match. Matches resumed at 9am Saturday morning with everyone playing a minimum of a doubles and a singles match depending on previous wins/losses.

Friday, I played Gina Klein from Carthage and won a close one 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 10-5 in a super tie-break! Soon after that match I played Jenny Marayama from LaCrosse and won 6-3, 6-1. Kalla Schaefer and I then played doubles together and played Erickson/Bryan from Gustavus and won a close match 8-5.

Saturday, I played Frances Leung from Carleton and in another close match, pulled through 6-3, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, I then faced Ali O'Neal from Gustavus and she was on fire. I lost 1-6, 0-6 but at least I got a game. It was a good run for singles. Then for doubles, Kalla and I played Delagardelle/Allen from Coe and won 8-1. After, we played the #1 seeded team of Schmidt/Gudul from Carleton and unfortunately lost 6-8. It was a close match, but all-in-all, a good weekend.

This was me (left) and Megan Kasten doing a little sumo wrestling while hanging in the hotel. Haha

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

In the world of PR

What a busy day today in the world of PR!!

This morning I went to the Hilton in downtown Milwaukee for a PRSA Luncheon. It was very interesting and featured Irina Sharma as the speaker. Sharma owns her own Public Relations agency in Dubai. Just listening to how she got started and how she grew her business because she knew it would succeed was VERY interesting and inspiring to hear. I also got to meet a whole bunch of people!

Came back to school (reality), played tennis for a couple hours, then went to my PRSSA meeting. I'm hoping we get some great speakers in to talk to our Chapter. Sharma then came to visit our Chapter before giving another speech, this time at the UWW campus.

So it was a very creative day. Time to sit back and watch some of the US Open... :-)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Senior Year

Oh man! Already had 3 tennis matches and 3 classes within the first week of school starting! It feels very VERY strange to be a senior. I don't think it's quite sunk in, yet.

But the tennis team looks like they will have a bunch of good times together! And this seems to be the most chill bunch of roommates in the house :-) So I can tell it's going to be a good year.

Go follow me on Twitter: You can get waaayyy more updates than on here because I tend to forget I have a blog at times. You can also find me on LinkedIn, don't be afraid to introduce yourself! (I'm a people person, no worries).

One last thing: Hope to see you at the PRSA Luncheon in Milwaukee this Wednesday at noon! It should be a good one!

The 2009-2010 UW-Whitewater Women's Tennis Team!!