This is going to be real quick, but I wanted to make sure that I took a minute to brag on my cousin, Jay Weinacker, who will make his way to town tomorrow with the N.C. State men’s tennis team. Jay is a senior for the Wolfpack and the team’s No. 1 singles player (he’s the No. 55 ranked player in NCAA-Div. I as well). He also currently sits only two wins away from the school’s all-time singles record. He’ll get a shot at it with matches on Saturday (against Michigan, 1 PM) and Sunday (against Vanderbilt 12 PM) at Vanderbilt University’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center.
Growing up and through high school, I wasn’t a bad tennis player myself. I remember playing “Bird” alot when we were kids and he would always whoop me. I mean, I could hang, but in the end he’d usually always win. Unfortunately, I was like 15, maybe 16 then. Jay was probably 12, 13 at the most. I never felt stupid though because the kid has always been sick at tennis. He’d have beat me when he was 5. I wish I had paid the extra $10 for that delete button right now. Tough times.
Thank God you actually were good at tennis Jay. And thank your dad as well…
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jay and the N.C. State men’s tennis team for a great team win against No. 14 Michigan on Saturday, and a valiant effort against the Vanderbilt Commodores this afternoon. The Bishop/Weinacker clan got what they came to see though, as “Birdman” won both of his singles matches this weekend (and in fine fashion with straight set victories on both days) to match the all-time singles record in school history. Next up, the South Carolina Gamecocks, where he will go for sole possesion of the record. Good luck Jay and Go Pack!
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