Jarryd Chaplin admitted he had trouble sleeping the night before his last home tennis match of his career.
But after his performance on Senior Day, Chaplin probably didn't have too many issues sleeping Sunday night.
The Tennessee Volunteers men's tennis team cruised to an easy 4-0 victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks last Sunday on Senior Day at Barksdale Stadium, with Chaplin helping capture two of those points with victories in both his singles and doubles matches.
It is definitely a time of mixed emotions for the senior team leader from Sydney, Australia.
"I was really sad because it would be my last time playing here," Chaplin said. "I had great memories, I mean my best memories in tennis have been at the University of Tennessee, so it is obviously sad in that regard. But you got that feeling as well like you are ready to move on and see where it takes you after school.
"That's a relief, but at the same time, very sad not to be doing this at home with my best friends.
Chaplin was not the only person emotional about his last match in Knoxville.
"I am sad; Jarryd and I have been through so many matches together," associate head coach Chris Woodruff said. "I have sat on this court pretty much for four straight years. I have hit, you know, individual hits with him three or four times since his freshman year."
Fellow senior Colton Norton was also honored Sunday.
Woodruff had plenty of kind words to say about Norton as well.
"Colton, he is a guy that three years ago I necessarily didn't think he was going to make the team," Woodruff said. "Not only that, he is just an incredible person, and I think you saw that by the way the team rallied behind him and cheering so hard for him."
Sunday's win followed an impressive 4-1 victory over LSU on Friday, which snapped a three-match losing streak and brought the birth of a new doubles team for the Vols, with Chaplin partnering with Andrew Dromsky instead of his usual partner Brandon Fickey.
The change worked both on Friday and Sunday, as the new pairing picked up wins against LSU and Arkansas.
The new doubles team may have been a big reason for the team's impressive outing this weekend, but Chaplin offered a simpler explanation for the team's turnaround.
"I think we got sick of losing," Chaplin said. "You don't want to play defeated anymore, and you don't go through the emotional stress of losing these matches to schools we feel like we can beat, so I think everyone has taken this weight off their shoulders and played freely."
The team has now started a wining streak and may be beginning to gel at the right time before the SEC Championships and NCAA Championships.
"We have found a sense of connectivity for LSU and Arkansas, and we will try to carry that same mindset into Auburn and Alabama," Chaplin said. "Yes, it is most important to be playing your best tennis now, look no further than Kentucky basketball. It is in the past for us; we can't do anything about that.
"The best thing for us is going forward."