How can someone win 13 consecutive games in a two-set tennis match?
That is exactly what #5 seeded Ralph Grieco did vs. challenging baseliner Daniel Garrick.
Garrick baffled Grieco at the start of the match and was coasting with a 5-0 lead. Then “the wheels came off” and Grieco won the next 13 consecutive games for a 7-5, 6-0 victory.
As #3 seeds, Chuck Kinyon and I had our first round match today vs. the solid team of Pat Siracusa (Clearwater, Florida) and Ron Townsend (Tarpon Springs). We were leading 4-1 when the rains came and cancelled the day’s play until tomorrow.
In other matches with SW Florida players (sorry if I missed anyone):
Andrew Bloom d. Billy McGehee 6-3; 6-2
(5) Mike Dahm d. (9) Henry Kennedy 6-2; 6-4
(5) Don Keenan d. Jim Kiesby 6-4; 6-3
Davis/Sawyer d. Hull/Clay Zyerveld 6-2; 6-2
John Owler/Wendt d. Nelson/Oneil 5-7; 6-2; 1-0
Andy Bloom/Willy Hoffmann d. Kennerly/Mullis 6-2; 6-2
Larry Albritton/Baker d. Harris/Mullis 6-1; 6-0
For the full results to date, click HERE
John Powless (former WI basketball coach) has won more world titles than the New York Yankees. He’s the top tennis player in the world in his age group. His local TV station sat down to talk with John at the facility that bears his name, the John Powless Tennis Center on Struck Street in Madison.
To hear the 6-minute interview, click HERE
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