Carpenter leads without No. 2 teammate

first_imgAs a senior in her final year of play, Elizabeth Carpenter is at the No. 1 spot in the lineup, leading the Badgers into what is anticipated to be a very successful year for the University of Wisconsin’s women’s tennis team.However, a recent injury to the No. 2 player Alaina Trgovich has forced Carpenter to step up her game and fill the hole that was left when Trgovich tore her ACL, leaving her inactive.“Since we have a player that just went down with an injury, she’s going to have to fill that role all year,” coach Brian Fleishman said. “I think she’s ready to fill that void.”Trgovich is also doing the best she can to help Carpenter despite her injury. She knows that there is a lot she can do besides actually practicing with Carpenter.“I feel bad that I let her down and I can’t play with her,” said Trgovich, “I just try to motivate her and keep her focused, and I still want her to have a great last year.”So far, the team has been very successful, winning their last two matches 7-0 against Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois with Carpenter in the lead spot. Nevertheless, playing without the team’s No. 2 player has made things a challenge for the senior.“It’s difficult to lose one of our best players, but I try to keep it off my mind.” Carpenter said of losing Trgovich. “It doesn’t change how I play, I still try to go out and do the best that I can.”Carpenter — who plays No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles — provides support and experience for her team, and they all look to her for encouragement. She provides a framework for the team to model themselves after and Fleishman hasn’t overlooked her importance to the team both on and off the court.“She doesn’t really say a lot but she leads by example and works hard,” Fleishman said. “She shows everybody that she’s going to give the same effort every day, and on game day she has the most energy and everyone looks to her for a visual role model.”Carpenter led by example in last Friday’s win over the Northern Illinois Huskies. Carpenter won both of her singles sets 6-0 and finished 8-1 with her doubles partner, Angela Chupa.“She had a lot of energy this past Friday, and she knows she needs to step up a little bit more than she already has.” Trgovich said. “I think she did a really good job.”Although Carpenter is currently the top player on the UW roster, she hasn’t always been as successful as of late. According to Fleishman, hard work and her competitive spirit brought her to where she is today.“When I first came here, she couldn’t keep within two or three balls to play, and she’s come a long way in the year and a half since I’ve been coaching,” Fleishman said. “She’s got the biggest heart on the team and has the greatest work ethic.”Her love of tennis developed at a young age and grew into the passion she feels for the sport today. As a kid, she loved the challenge of taking on an opponent and playing her heart out.“When I was growing up, I played mostly individual and I liked going out and competing,” Carpenter said. “But now it’s a team, and I love having someone to play for and the team atmosphere out on the courts.”Now that Carpenter is a senior, she can look back over her collegiate career and learn from it. She has developed the skills she needs and knows how to prepare for each match and what works best for her.“I treat each practice as a game and give everything I have each time I go out on the court,” Carpenter said. “I live by the motto how you practice today is how you play each game and that helps me prepare for each match. Now that I’m a senior, I don’t take matches for granted and play at my best against each opponent.”last_img read more

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Indian Army soldier bags Gold at Abu Dhabi Open Regatta 2019

first_img 10 months ago First ‘AI’ university launched in Abu Dhabi, could India be next? READ | Indian Army Foils Pak’s Plot By Destroying Live 120mm Artillery ShellsOther adventure initiatives taken by the Indian Army includes cycling. Earlier on October 10, the Indian Army organised a cycle expedition from Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh to Dugga in Jammu and Kashmir. The cycling route sprawled across a distance of 246 kilometers. The aim was to motivate youth to undertake adventure sports activities. Shloak Prabhu The Indian Army on Tuesday bagged yet another Gold Medal in adventure sports. Indian Army’s Havildar Mohit Saini won in the Abu Dhabi Open Regatta 2019. Saini displayed his skills in the Regatta’s yachting node. Havildar Mohit Saini displayed his skills in the yachting mode of the Abu Dhabi Open Regatta.READ | Pakistan Army Resorts To Shelling, Targets School Children Across LoCThe Indian Army Twitter handle shows visuals of the skills Saini displayed at the event. Here’s the tweet: WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 22nd October, 2019 21:44 IST Indian Army Soldier Bags Gold At Abu Dhabi Open Regatta 2019 The Indian Army on Tuesday bagged yet another Gold medal in adventure sports. Indian Army’s Havildar Mohit Saini won in the Abu Dhabi Open Regatta 2019 READ | WATCH: Video Of Indian Army Destroying Pakistan’s Explosives AccessedFollowing his win, he was commended with the Gold medal. In addition, Twitteratti also lauded the army soldier for his participation in the event. Here are some tweets: LIVE TV First Published: 22nd October, 2019 21:44 IST READ | Republic TV Reports From Tangdhar, J&K Over Indian Army’s Strike READ | Watch: 9000 Youth Participate In Army Recruitment DriveOther adventure sports by Indian ArmyEarlier on Sunday, the Indian Army undertook a trekking expedition to Mt Trimukhi. The mountain is situated at an elevation of 6422m. After relentless efforts, the team reached the summit of Mt Trimukhi. Here are some visuals:center_img WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Yuvraj Singh in final negotiations to join Abu Dhabi T10 League COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago World’s oldest pearl found in Abu Dhabi Written By FOLLOW US 10 months ago T10 League: Team Abu Dhabi launched with Moeen Ali as icon player 10 months ago Stephen Fleming: Delhi Bulls coach speaks on Abu Dhabi T10 Leaguelast_img read more

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Dem hopefuls say their prayers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Later he appeared at a rally in San Francisco with California’s two U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, who urged Democrats to ignore the attack ads on television. “It’s so hard out there because the negative spots depress turnout,” Feinstein said. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson predicted Friday that just 38 percent of registered voters would cast ballots on Tuesday. Even those who intend to vote are holding their noses. A quarter have told pollsters they have yet to make up their minds, the highest percentage this late in an election in six decades of polling, according to Mark Baldassare of the Field Poll. “I caught the drift of it early on and I said, `Oh, jeez, keep me out of this,”‘ said Billy Mernit, a writer in his 50s from Venice, expressing dismay at the nasty television ads. The Democratic candidates for governor went to church on Sunday and prayed for victory, as well they might in a race that is neck-and-neck heading into Tuesday’s primary. Westly, who made his fortune at eBay, and Angelides, a wealthy former developer, have been battering each other with nasty television ads for several weeks. Analysts say voters may respond to the negativity campaign by not voting. Westly, the state controller, appeared with Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles, at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, which he joined three months ago. He used his moment at the pulpit to quote the Bible and urge people to the polls. Angelides, the state treasurer, attended morning services at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. He said he plans to vote, but thinks the Democrats’ infighting has only helped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will face the Democratic winner in November. Unions that have endorsed Angelides say they are going to turn out to vote, but likely won’t match the enthusiasm of last year’s special elections, when unions turned out enough angry voters to defeat every initiative in the special election called by Schwarzenegger. Barbara Kerr, the head of the California Teachers Association, said her 335,000 members would be working for Angelides, whom they support because he has promised to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy to fund education. “This is an important election for us,” she said. “We really believe Phil is our candidate.” Westly, who has little union get-out-the-vote muscle behind his campaign, put out close to 2 million automated phone calls urging voters to go online and watch a short video of him speaking. In the final days of the race, both candidates have spent money on ads that burnish their own images without running down their opponents. Westly put up a new spot on Sunday touting his campaign and replacing his hit against Angelides for supposedly dumping dredged spoils into Lake Tahoe. Westly has never proved Angelides knew it was happening. Angelides is running his honor roll of endorsements from high-ranking Democrats, interest groups and the state party. But that was not enough to sway Deborah Lee, 48, a financial adviser from Sherman Oaks. She laughed at an earlier ad from Angelides blaming Westly for going negative first and then going on the attack himself. “If you don’t want to do it, don’t do it,” she said. “I don’t know whether to believe any of them.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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