Normally we don't like to root for one team over another in this business.
Normally, we don't. Be it a pair of teams from Fort Wayne or around the area, our job is to report, and only report.
But when it came to IPFW's 4-2 tennis victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday that gave the Mastodons the Summit League championship and a berth into the NCAA tournament, well, it's OK to be happy for the home kids.
It was last year when IPFW lost a 3-0 lead and wound up losing to ORU 4-3 in the conference tournament finals at the Wildwood Racquet Club.
Feeling snubbed because none of their players made the All-Summit League team, Oral Roberts somewhat gloated in its win last season.
So there was a little poetic justice Saturday when, with ORU playing host to the event, IPFW got its long-awaited revenge in Tulsa, Okla.
No one from IPFW is sure who or when it will play in the NCAA tourney. There will be a bracket selection show that will air live, at 5 p.m. on May 4 on ESPN News.
Yeah, we're supposed to have some objectivity, but still, I'm happy for IPFW.