Played singles last night against Bernie B. and got my lesson. He got me 7-6 (8-6), 6-3. I was absolutely wiped as I gave it everything I had. I am in sad shape. I actually had a set point in the 1st set when he was serving. He got a groundie out wide and I chased it down but my down the line slap shot was a foot or 2 wide.
I really should have gotten myself more break points. He broke me once in the 2cnd set and I didn't break him all night. He is a very solid player so I was happy with my performance but you always want those few points more so the result could have been different.
I was very happy with my 1st and 2cnd serves especially in the 1st set. 2cnd set I got a bit tired so the 1st serve % suffered a bit. Anyway, this is a pretty good competitive level for me in singles.