Colonial Singles: Saturday Finals

Another nice day in the low 80s for all the age group singles finals and doubles semi’s

Fred Drilling

In the 75s, Pelican Bay Super Senior Gordon Hammes lived up to his #1 seed by winning in straight sets. And when we left about 1 p.m. ….

• 55 doubles final: Willy Hoffmann and Andy Bloom were down a set
• 60 doubles semis: George Morton and John Weiss were down a set to the #1 seeds Barnes & Landauer; while #2 seeds Howie Ames and Steve Shreiner were just getting started
• The 65 and 70 doubles were coming later
• And THE MATCH OF THE DAY… in the 65 singles finals, #1 Mike Dahm and #2 Don Long were locked in a three-hour finals and just in the early stages of the third set at that time!

My week ended with the 70 finals vs. former World #1 Fred Drilling. I continued my routine; and continued my good play that got me to the finals. But Fred is Fred.

I would guess that, at most, he made FIVE unforced errors the whole match. While I did have a break point and another game point in the first set, he cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory.

I am totally happy with my play today and all week; so no problem. And as Tom McCune commented, “Fred is now playing the best tennis of his life.”

To see all the completed matches (when the web site is updated) click HERE.

Next week, the Florida Super Senior Grand Prix moves to The World Tennis Club in Naples. To see the match times, click HERE

And if anyone is interested in playing in the third tournament at Sterling Oaks in Naples, the deadline to enter is Monday. That link is HERE

And don’t forget, live coverage of the Australian Open starts Sunday night on ESPN2 at 6.30 (just about the time the Patriots should be wrapping of the Texans!).

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6 thoughts on “Colonial Singles: Saturday Finals

  1. George, I am sure the score did not reflect the toughness in your match with Fred. Congratulations to getting to the finals

  2. Great tournament George – thanks for representing the boys from Fantasies. Larry

    Larry – also in this one: Willy and John Berry … geo

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