Our seniors at No. 1 doubles were ready to go. They were first off the court, and they didn't have any issues. Some of our younger kids, I don't think they were mentally as ready to play as they needed to be. I have to take responsibility for that. It's my job to get them ready to play.

Carl is a good complement to that. Both are two of the more athletic players we have on the team. They have no glaring weaknesses that you can just pick on. Neither one is afraid to hit an overhead, and neither is afraid to go after a volley. That's what makes them a good No. 2 doubles team. They don't sit back and lob. They get after you.

I would sometimes cry later, because I didn't feel like I was able to help him as much as I wanted to be able to help.

This was one of the toughest, if not the toughest, fields we've had.

It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. We still laugh about it and re-enact it. Drew can do a heck of an impersonation of the pheasant. I'm convinced the bird was just playing with them. I think he knew those two kids were never going to catch him.