He started out well and I started out playing tentatively; so we were at 2-2 when I relaxed and was able to take control of the match. I observed: he preferred his nice, slice backhand to his strong, but erratic forehand; ran better coming in than going side to side; and double faulted under pressure.
So, I stopped drop shots and played controlled, side to side tennis; and was able to run off nine straight games. The final score was 6-2, 6-1 (but, in just under TWO hours).
After a quick sandwich and change of clothes, I teamed up with my “younger partner,” Tom McCune for our first round 65 doubles match.
We played a Longboat Key team, who we had played – and beaten easily three years ago – at the same tournament and on the same court. This year, we made it “much more interesting” and survived 6-4, 6-4.
In singles, I play #5 seeded Evert Jonsson in the morning; and after lunch, Tom and I play #2 seeds Ferguson and Plummer.
oh, and the picture of Maria? she has nothing to do with anything here; but it was either one of her or one of me!
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