NVL Hermosa 2013
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,