Bounce Back Saturday!
I was on a mission. After getting waxed by the #2 seed on Friday, I was facing elimination. My back was against the wall. The defeat immediately put me in the Consolation Tournament with the other seven players that lost their first Singles match. We played an eight game Pro Set. I eliminated two very worthy opponents yesterday morning and guaranteed a spot in the Finals today against my buddy Pete. We play this morning at Lee LeClear Tennis Center at 9:30am.
In our first doubles match, my partner Tim and I faced the toughest team in the round robin. I was nervous as fuck because our opponents were two of the best tennis players on the court. Joe, who knocked me out first round in singles, was looking across the net at me. I had revenge on my mind. And fear...
My Doubles Partner Tim was GREAT at calming me down and talking me through each game. He was a monster on the court and worthy of his #1 seed in our tournament. The other team was nervous everytime he was in front of the net. Our opponents had Match Point THREE TIMES and lost it. We went to a seven point tie-breaker and beat them surprisingly 7-1. With at least 5 other people watching our entire match, it was the most memorable game I have ever played. Upsetting these favorites made it extra sweet. :)
Today, we have a doubles match at noon and a HUGE match against formidable Francisco and Kevin at 2pm. The match against Francisco and Kevin will serve as a PAYBACK game for me. They beat Brian D. and I last month in Dallas 7-5, 7-5. I am ready to administer some whoopass! The winner of this 2pm game will win the Doubles Championship. I am ready! :)