Jeffro played USTA tonight. We had a rough start. First off we found out we were playing (2) tough guys. If I am correct (Jeffro should know) I think the older guy use to play for Yale back in the day. He is probably 55-60 now, but he is cash money without a doubt. His partner was probably 50 but he is cash money as well. I think the older guy has competed in National doubles and such. Again, Jeffro might know more about it than me.
We got our a$$es handed to us the first 5 games. We got broke, and broke and broke. We were down 0-5 in a matter of 15 minutes. It was brutal.
Jeffro and I quickly talk about what is going on. These guys just do not miss, anything. They are known for it. So we decide to cut out some of our options and play more balls down the middle and make these guys play more tennis.
1-5, wow we won a game, better than that, we actually broke them.
2-5, I hold. Feeling good about going into the second set with some momentum and some games under our belt. We have officially saved SOME face.
3-5, broke again, sweet!
4-5, Jeffro holds. We are just down a break.
5-5, oh yeah, you know I am pumped now.
6-5, easy hold for me, pressure is on them now, is this really happening?
7-5, BOOYAH! Holy crap!
We raised our games so much, we stopped missing shots, started playing smarter, quit going for fancy shots which these guys make you feel like you have to do to win a friggin point.
Jeffro up to serve in the second.
1-0 Jeffro holds
2-0 We break
3-0 I hold
4-0 We break again
5-0 Jeffro holds
5-1 They finally hold again
6-1 I serve it out for the win.
Jeffro and I were like school girls after that win. Unbelievable! These guys were owning us and we turned it on big time. Jeffro's returns were amazing. He was tearing the cover off of the ball. I was volleying like I want to. I was pushing the opponent deep when I needed to, dropping short angles when I needed to and I also poached for some sweet angle winner that even impressed myself.
Overall the team won 4-0 and we put ourselves in position to go to Districts at the 4.5 level. We have one match left, we are in first place. The team we beat tonight WAS in first place. What a sweet night!!!