I will go ahead and start things off in here.
I played yet another 4.5 USTA league match last night. I went into the match with a 4-3 record so far this season. A loss puts me at 50/50 which I obviously wanted to avoid. I was encouraged (to say the least) when I found out that Jeffro was my doubles partner last night. Both Jeff and I served really well. I volleyed well, Jeff will say he did not volley well, but I would disagree. I returned well, I got paoched a handful of times and hit winners down the line off of the backhand side. But I guess that was neutralized by the ones I missed outwide, not hard ones either, they were bad misses.
We both only got broke once last night and it was when we were both serving for the first set. We should of won the first set 6-3, but ended up going to a tie-breaker. We tore it up in the tie-breaker. It was a 9 point tie-breaker, we won 5-0.
We tore it up proper in the second set. I was down break points on my serve serving at 4-2 and held on. I had to hit some tough shots to do it, but it paid off. We won the second set 6-3. I do not think I have ever won 50% of my matches in one season at 4.5. I feel like I am playing well. I have won some nice matches this season, and the ones I have lost have been very close.