MELBOURNE, Australia – The Gopher Men’s Tennis team is spending 11 days in Australia this month. During their stay, members of the team will be writing blog updates to keep fans posted on the team’s activities throughout the trip. Today, junior Marino Alpeza provided a quick update from the team’s fourth day.
For the fourth day of our trip, we woke up early in the morning and headed to our first practice at 8am. It was a great practice full of energy and excitement in anticipation of the season that is right around the corner.
After practice, the team went to the mall that was close to our facility to grab some lunch before our second hit. As we were walking out of the mall, Josip Krstanovic and I saw a place that has burek, which is a traditional pastry dish. It felt like we were back home.
After lunch, we had an hour before our second hit. We got some Big Ten weather during the session as it was very windy while we were playing practice matches. After a tough second practice, we went back to our apartments, took a shower, and went by the river to grab a nice dinner. It was a great place to eat at as the river area is very crowded and surrounded by skyscrapers. The culture of Melbourne is very unique as it’s offering a mix of European and American culture. The city has been treating us very well and we’re looking forward to the rest of the week.
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