Originally Posted by ClarkC
I don't remember Domijan spraining a knee, or Julen getting hurt in Guatemala. I do remember Drew Courtney getting injured before a dual match in Mississippi on our spring break trip last year. The fact that he was pulled from the match and we almost lost the match as a result might be an indicator that he really was injured.
Courtney stepped on a ball in the Wake Forest match in the NCAA Tournament and aggravated the injury from the Mississippi match. He was dominating the match at the time, and suddenly he went down in a heap. When he got back on the court after the injury TO, he was serving flatfooted, and could barely move. I don't recall him winning another game. That was the final singles match in his NCAA career.
And everyone knows that the 2011 team was much better with Courtney playing at #5. Without him, then-freshman Justin Shane had to play #5, and was overmatched in the late rounds of the tournament. It's not an excuse, it's a fact.