The Sundial

Excuse me Congress, the timing isn’t right

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

It was recently announced that the Congress passed a bill that will penalize China by imposing, tariff; taxes on their products. They’re being impulsive. The US is in no position to make such a demand considering the fact our manufacturing base is short-handed. The Chinese government keeps the...

Did anyone say, Refree?

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

There should be more referees during a tennis game. Two or three umpires from the USTA are supervising six matches going at the same time. This results in players calling the shots. Nina Jaworowski was calling balls in when they were out. Players need umpires to supervise the game....

Defensive Game

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

Playing a defensive game is risky. In her tennis singles match, Captain Nina Jaworowski was allowing the opponent to dictate the tempo of the game, relying on her to make unforced errors. While it was working most of the time, I believe it’s risky. The player needs to be very quick and have...

The Art of Domination

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

Ever seen how a yo yo works? That’s how Nina Jaworowski was dominating her opponent in the game. In her singles tennis match, she would keep the opponent at the baseline then pull her to the net with a drop shot. When she reached for the drop shot, Jaworowski would play a lob, forcing her to go b...

Approach Shot

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

People make mistakes, we are human. In her tennis singles match Nina Jaworowsk didn’t attack the net when she had to. During a rally, the opponent played a slice shot down the line. Instead of playing an approach shot and attacking the net, she returned to the baseline. She could have exer...

Don’t Panic

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

Some people panic when things go wrong. That’s what’s happening to Nina Jaworowski’s opponent. Earlier, she had lost her doubles match, you could feel a sense of panic in her game, while Jaworowski was more relaxed. However, as the match went along, she became more relaxed and started ...

Patience

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 26, 2010

Patience is a virtue indeed. In her singles tennis match, Captain Nina Jaworowski tried to go for a drop shot while receiving serve. That works when it’s a weak serve, so you have time to hit any shot you like. It doesn’t work when ball is going 112mph. Instead, it’s better to hi...

Change your Tactic

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 15, 2010

People should learn from their failures If a plan doesn’t work, something needs to be changed. In her doubles match, Captain Nina Jaworowski kept exchanging backhands with the opponent. However, her backhand wasn’t as strong as her opponent’s so she kept losing the points. ...

Over Confidence

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 15, 2010

Over confidence is unnecessary. During the doubles tennis game featuring BrookeDoane/AnnaYang, Doane kept making unforced errors with her volley. She was underestimating her opponent, thus affecting her level of focus. This can lead the opponent to gain confidence and cause an upset....

Misplaced Shot

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 15, 2010

Evey shot in tennis is for a specific reason. In the women’s doubles match, Captain Brooke Daone was returning serve with slice. That works in the singles where the player is standing at the baseline and not attacking the net. It doesn’t in doubles where the second player is at the...

Second Serve

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 13, 2010

Too much fear causes people to be overcautious. In women’s tennis doubles match, Captain, Whitney Paluch was hitting weak second serves. Her second topspin serve was so weak that the opponent was hitting forehand winner and giving a sarcastic smile. She was also playing into the opponent’...

Serve and Volley

Alan Der Ohannessian

April 13, 2010

Sometime people fail to use their skills to its fullest potential. In her singles tennis match against Natasha Marks of Arizona, she was playing baseline rallies. However, she was playing a defensive game, running from one end of the court to another. Instead of playing baseline, she could...

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