NVL Hermosa 2013

Thanks to Mark Rigney for the photo.

Thanks to Mark Rigney for the photo.

This was the final tournament of the summer for me and definitely was the greatest of the summer (read about my summer here). I teamed up with my good friend Jorge Martinez from New Mexico (now lives in California, lucky dawg). I’ve played against him a bunch of times, he’s a great player.

Friday we ended up getting a bye through the first round of the qualifier and only had to win one game to make it to the main draw. Thanks Jorge! Anyways, Jorge and I have a strange way of playing. We enjoy setting every ball just like a “one ball” as in indoors. It worked really well for us the first day. The one and only game we had on Friday went to 3 and finished 21-17, 11-21, 15-12. You could guess I was on cloud nine. Especially knowing this was my last tournament for the summer being there all along.

Found out that night we were playing the #2 seed David Mackenzie/Matt Prosser. Two incredibly talented volleyball players. I was extremely nervous and blew it. We lost 7-21, 14-21. But thanks to the double elimination bracket! Our next game against two dudes from Colorado we won 21-17, 21-17. Next we played Travis Schoonover and Marty Lorenz who are phenomenal volleyball players. Scores were 14-21, 21-18, 9-15. I was ecstatic for a 17th place finish in my first qualifier.

Thanks for reading,

Christian Honer