Tired. I will start with that tonight.
Played dubs with OSU against VIC and RG. Weird match. I served well, returned great, hit nice groundies but my volleys were off and on for sure. Felt like we were out playing them. We were up a break and then I missed two easy put aways in my service game and then they shanked a winner and we got broke. Then we broke again only to get broke back after I missed some volleys on OSU's service game. 4 games later they break OSU for the set after I missed some more volleys. Weird volley night for sure! We lsoe the first set 5-7.
Second set started rough but we pulled it together. We reeled off a few games in a row. OSU served for the set at 5-2 and got broke. I served it out at 5-4. We went to a 3rd set super tb where they won the first 3 points and then we won the next 6. We won it 10-5 or so.
This is where I should have gone home, but nooooooooooooooo, not me!
I ask a 16 year old kid (maybe younger?) to play. We played dubs with him recently and he is very tough. Playing some national tourneys, etc. In a year from now hitting with me will be a waste of him time.
We just played a set but that was enough to make everything on my body hurt. And when I got home I realize I tore off a HUGE blister on my little toe. Shoot, it looks like my entire toe is coming off.
I don't play singles any more and it shows. I missed volley after volley tonight. But he returned well and it wasn't like I was missing easy volleys. He jumped out to a 2-0 lead and I broke back. Then he broke and then I broke. We both held for a while after that. Seemed like any time I took the attacking position I was missing. I like to slice and come in a lot in singles and I was missing most of my slice approach shots and if I got that in I missed the volley. By the later half of the set I was volleying better. I barely held on at 4-4 and he served to stay in the set. He got down 0-30, I could taste victory. Then the only thing I could taste for the next 3 games was his foot up my a$$. Lost it 5-7. I was dog tired trying to hang on. His last service game was a joke. I missed 3 returns all night and his last service game I missed most of them and then missed all my groundies.
I hope I don't hurt this bad tomorrow.