In the first USTA Super Senior Florida event of the season, I am playing 65 singles (for the last time) and had a round of 32 match yesterday vs. Patrick Stone of Tallahassee, who I beat three years ago at Sterling Oaks.
The matchup was similar as last time: he has good strokes, but doesn’t run well or hit the ball on the run. So my legs and fairly consistent strokes won the day 6-1, 6-2.
The only games I lost, I lost… going for balls to close to the line and missing shots. I tried to remind myself of Bob Wilkie’s and Marc VanDam’s words, “It doesn’t have to be that good.”
This morning, I play round of 16 vs. #5 seeded Joe Adams of Houston, Texas, who I have never played; but watched the end of his close match vs. Scott Aikmen yesterday… solid first serve and big forehand; but doesn’t look like he runs all that well. So, it may end up being my legs vs. his tennis. We shall see.
Other winners of note: Mike Dahm (seeded #2 in 65s), Fred Drilling (#1 70s), Joe Bachmann (#2 70s), Larry Albritton, Nick Ourusoff, and (5) Ted Hoehn d. William Simonton.
For full results and today’s matchups, please click HERE.