Well, VIC and I played USTA again tonight. We were on court 1 again which always pumps me up. But at this level most of the time you can expect all 3 courts of dubs to be tough and even toucher players on court 2 than court 1.
VIC started pretty well. He was cracking returns as usual. In the first set I struggled seeing the ball again. I do not know if it is too much work, too much stress and then compounded by the fact I am already extremely high strung, who knows. I couldn't see the friggin ball. I hit 2 returns in the court in their first 4 service games and they did not have huge serves. I was missing volleys like mad, I plain sucked. We were down 2-5 and I broke the racquet. OSU can spare me the holier than thou speech on the broken racquet. I missed pretty much everything that came to me. Luckily VIC is a patient and positive man.
The second set came along way too quickly but I settled in and started seeing the ball pretty well. We jumped on them quickly and were up 4-0. We ended up serving out the set @ 6-2.
We jumped on them again early in the 3rd set and broke to go up 2-1. They were serving at 3-5 in the 3rd and we broke for the win. It was nice to come back and get on track. I would of preferred to do it with both racquets intact though. It had been a while since I had some that. Not a cheap habit to get into, luckily I buy them used.
One point in the second set they lobbed me and I had to chase it down at the baseline. I was not facing the court and had to hit it while facing the other way while the ball was over my head. I did not hit it very hard but it found a way to sneak inbetween both guys coming to the net. They must have thought the other guy was taking it. It was pretty sweet.
Put another notch in the bed post for a win for VIC and I. VIC is a beast on the court.