Miami: Art Deco Tournament
The #1 question asked all weekend was why I didn't choose my boyfriend to be my doubles partner. Umm... are you kidding? You don't partner up with your other half unless you know for sure you are going to win. Losing together has horrible consequences on the relationship.
E.Shrew in one of the fabulous outfits I bought him for Christmas:
E.Shrew's biggest victory came against me and my doubles partner Chip. Both our teams finished in a three way tie with an identical 2-1 record. Unfortunately, the third team won because of tournament tie-break rules. I did relish the fact that Chip and I were the only team to beat the eventual Doubles Champions.
As for myself, I begin the tournament with the butterflies. The stress of playing in a tournament can suddenly make your decent game bad. I got so frustrated that I was not hitting well or running around with my usual amount of energy. I ended up losing both my singles matches during the weekend. The good news is that I magically got pace back on my serves. Yay!
It was a good weekend to see fellow tennis buddies, meet new ones (Dennis), and share the adventure together with "M" and his partner. My next tennis tournament will be Austin in March.