Got a chance to chat a little bit with coaches and players at the new courts.
At the moment No. 1 looks like Tiegs-Taylor according to Hall and Alvarez.
They’re looking to see who can partner with Spieler.
They’ve had a few minor injuries and the flu bug which has hurt making decisions about the pairs. Both Tiegs and Schreiber weren’t at practice because of illness.
Koelsch has decided to stick to indoor so she’ll no longer be playing sand.
The big surprise has been Maglio according to both Hall and Alvarez. They said that she has to potential to be at No. 2 and then maybe No. 1 eventually. They were thinking of red-shirting her but apparently they’ve decided she’s ready to play this year.
Maglio said she’s enjoying it. She’s jump serving and says she thinks playing sand will help her indoor game. Said she played a little beach in Canada.
Taylor was cleared to practice today, a day ahead of what she predicted. She said she was feeling fine, that it was a minor sprain.
Shoji dropped by to watch practice. Asked about the Molokai clinic. He said they couldn’t make it work this spring.