Dick Valentine and I have teamed up for several tournaments and done very well together. He and another of his partners Matt Davie just returned from a great run at the Florida 4.0 state tournament in Daytona, where they played #1 and won ALL FIVE of their matches; but the team lost in the finals. And he writesâ€¦
George, Here is a situation. My partner and I were playing on the 1st court against a very tough team in the Florida State finals this past weekend.
We won the first set 6-3 and then were blown out in the second set 6-0. The other (and deciding match) was going on in the next court; so that was distracting. I told Matt, when we were down 0-5 in the second set, that we should not worry about this set but to start thinking tiebreaker.
We took the maximum time after the set and talked about getting back into the match. We won the 1st point and that seemed to give us the MO and we went on to win 10-7.
But what else can you do?