Tonight it is Jd-JM vs 2 high schoolers who qualified for the state tournament to be played next weekend. In the districts, they lost 6-4 in the 3rd against the top seed and won the 3rd place match to qualify. One of them is the son of one of friends (the Raucker for you locals), so the Raucker called and asked if we would be willing to play them to help get em ready. We'll see if the old men (ok 1 old man) can hold their own against the young hot shots.
I will be interested to see if they can return your serve! The kids definitely have game!
Well, we played and it WAS A BLAST! These 2 kids just crushed the ball, and being in the 45s, I aint used to that. It took me a set to adjust to their pace, but once I did, that was the best I've felt on the court in a while. Playing with a lot of old guys, I feel I am falling into "senior" mode and I don't want to go there. I need to play young folks more often to prolong that as long as possible. Well, to make a long story short, JM and I lost the first set in a breaker (4). JM lost his serve at 2-2 (no thanks to a duck I missed) but we broke back to get to a tiebreaker which we lost. We owned the 2nd set, breaking twice to go up 5-2 before JM lost serve again (again thanks to me not quite putting away an overhead at 5-2 ad-in, set pt). But won 6-3 and our 2 hours were up. i never lost serve (thx Jm for some nice net play). I don't belive I am going to say this. but here goes...I RETURNED WELL!!!!!! Oh the humanity! It was good fun, even when young rocker drilled me square in the chest with an overhead <ouch>. After playing these youngins as well as we did, I AM PSYCHED TO PLAY SOME SERIOUS TENNIS AGAIN.
On a side-bar, this coming Friday, these 2 kids drew the defending STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE FIRST ROUND! I hope we helped them at least a little, ; they are nice kids.