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« Reply #2900 on: March 26, 2009, 11:21:41 AM »
Played a tough singles match last night against Mark B.  I won 6-4, 6-3.  I was happy he didn't break my serve until I was serving at 5-2 in the 2cnd set.  Then I broke him right back for the match.  He played quite well and had me really working for this one.  He also served very solid which had me hitting mediocre returns in the middle of the court.  He is pretty fast so it was taking some nice points with sweet shots strung together for me to get my points.  It would have been nice if I felt a bit more comfortable last night with my play but I was happy with the win for sure.  We had some really nice points both ways!   

Look at you go.....you you singles specialist you.   :cool:

Why didn't you play?   Nate said there were too many subs and yet there was an empty court on both sides of the club??????????????   

I was actually on ct 3 before you went to ct 4.  As I was getting my racket out of the bag, the lady at the desk came over and told me that some guy, who DC had said needed a sub, had shown up.  Being a "sometime" employee, I gave him my spot.  There WERE in fact 2 open courts, but there was no one to hit with so I left.   :(

Bummer!  Why are there open courts anyway? 

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« Reply #2901 on: March 26, 2009, 11:25:17 AM »
Played last night with Matt F. against MC and Joe M.  We got it 6-4, 3-6, 4-2 when we stopped.  MC is coming back from his back injury so he wanted to stop at that point in the night.  JM and I hit for a good 15 minutes after that.  It was all pretty good stuff although I am slightly worried that I am not as comfortable and solid in dubs as I am used to.  Very frustrating and perplexing! 

I ate my pizza and was finidshing my beer when Dan S. asked me to cover him the last 1/2 hour on their court.  He apparently hurt himself.  Good night but nothing too special. 

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« Reply #2902 on: March 27, 2009, 05:44:34 PM »
Played last night with Matt F. against MC and Joe M.  We got it 6-4, 3-6, 4-2 when we stopped.  MC is coming back from his back injury so he wanted to stop at that point in the night.  JM and I hit for a good 15 minutes after that.  It was all pretty good stuff although I am slightly worried that I am not as comfortable and solid in dubs as I am used to.  Very frustrating and perplexing! 

I ate my pizza and was finidshing my beer when Dan S. asked me to cover him the last 1/2 hour on their court.  He apparently hurt himself.  Good night but nothing too special. 

Maybe it's too much singles and not enough doubles.  :)~
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« Reply #2903 on: March 27, 2009, 06:31:21 PM »
Played last night with Matt F. against MC and Joe M.  We got it 6-4, 3-6, 4-2 when we stopped.  MC is coming back from his back injury so he wanted to stop at that point in the night.  JM and I hit for a good 15 minutes after that.  It was all pretty good stuff although I am slightly worried that I am not as comfortable and solid in dubs as I am used to.  Very frustrating and perplexing! 

I ate my pizza and was finidshing my beer when Dan S. asked me to cover him the last 1/2 hour on their court.  He apparently hurt himself.  Good night but nothing too special. 

Maybe it's too much singles and not enough doubles.  :)~

Too much singles?  I have only played like 5 or 6 times this Winter. 

But it is interesting that my singles game is showing signs of life and my dubs seems to be sagging a bit. 
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« Reply #2904 on: March 27, 2009, 07:17:13 PM »
I seem to be far better at one when I focus on solely one.  You never know...
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« Reply #2905 on: March 27, 2009, 07:25:47 PM »
When do I get my rematch Scott?  I am taking you down! 

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #2906 on: March 27, 2009, 07:29:29 PM »
When my ankle is 100% and my singles game is >50%.
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« Reply #2907 on: March 27, 2009, 07:33:29 PM »
When my ankle is 100% and my singles game is >50%.

Please!?   When will that be? 

It will be best for you to be 100% though, so no excuses can come from there once I beat you.   

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« Reply #2908 on: March 29, 2009, 08:33:35 AM »
Played yesterday with Jason M. against Jeffro and John S.  We got it 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.  It was a fun match with many good points.  They were really playing well in that second set. 

I hit with JM afterwards for about 10-15 mins.  I was sweating like a pig.  We were not missing so the 10 mins felt like a solid half hour of good hitting. 

Funny thing happened in warm-up.  I was at net taking volleys and Jeffro hits one towarrds me.  I was frozen and it was coming right at me.......going to hit me.  I bring my racket in front of me to deflect the ball and it sticks right into the triangle at the throat of my racket.  That has never happened since I have had the newer sticks. 

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« Reply #2909 on: March 29, 2009, 08:39:05 AM »

Please!?   When will that be? 

It will be best for you to be 100% though, so no excuses can come from there once I beat you.   

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« Reply #2910 on: March 29, 2009, 08:46:16 AM »

Please!?   When will that be? 

It will be best for you to be 100% though, so no excuses can come from there once I beat you.   

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Did you miss that post before?   :confused1:

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #2911 on: March 29, 2009, 09:15:47 AM »
Not sure... 
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« Reply #2912 on: March 30, 2009, 11:46:13 AM »
Not sure... 

Ahhhh, you saw it and were just holding your tongue? 

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« Reply #2913 on: March 30, 2009, 11:48:02 AM »
Really good news for me today.  For the rest of the indoor season I am in our clubs singles league.  This means I play every Monday night and my results count for myself.  This way I can move up or down based on how I do. 

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« Reply #2914 on: March 30, 2009, 04:14:11 PM »
Really good news for me today.  For the rest of the indoor season I am in our clubs singles league.  This means I play every Monday night and my results count for myself.  This way I can move up or down based on how I do. 

Welcome to the leagues!  I know a few high schoolers had to drop out due to their season starting.
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« Reply #2915 on: March 31, 2009, 12:15:39 PM »
Thanks Jster!  Nice win BTW..........that must've felt very good! 

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« Reply #2916 on: March 31, 2009, 12:27:56 PM »
Played singles last night against Brian E.  He played at some small College but hasn't been playing much recently.  He hit huge off of everything.........big serves, huge FH's, huge BH's.  The dude did not play defensive in any way, shape, or form.  I figured I could keep the ball in play and beat him pretty good.  He served big and was connecting on lots of his really aggressive shots.  I struggled to even keep the ball in play.  We were on serve 5-5 in the 1st set when I decided to stand back about 5 feet while returning his serve.  He didn't win another game..............I got him 7-5, 6-0!  Very bizarre match with almost no real rallies.............I didn't even get a good workout.   

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« Reply #2917 on: March 31, 2009, 01:38:14 PM »
Those kinds of matches are odd in that it is impossible to find any kind of rhythm.  After I play a match like that, I feel like I need to go practice for 2 hours because win or lose you donít take a lot away.  I looked down a lot at your match and I saw Bryan hitting some winners, a lot of misses, and you appeared to be just getting balls back deep in the court, your usual style of play. 
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« Reply #2918 on: April 02, 2009, 10:50:44 AM »
Those kinds of matches are odd in that it is impossible to find any kind of rhythm.  After I play a match like that, I feel like I need to go practice for 2 hours because win or lose you donít take a lot away.  I looked down a lot at your match and I saw Bryan hitting some winners, a lot of misses, and you appeared to be just getting balls back deep in the court, your usual style of play. 

I wanted to hit with him afterward but he had to bolt.  He was fun to hit with but certainly not play a match against! 

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« Reply #2919 on: April 02, 2009, 12:03:49 PM »
Your game is about as steady as anyone's, at least as far as always playing pretty much the same.  In other words, you don't have lots of highs and lots of lows, you are always close to the norm.  From my math days your standard deviation is +/- 1 under the bell curve.   ..-)
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