In my sixth and last tournament of the Florida Super Senior Grand Prix series, Hank Irvine again teamed up with me for doubles, as the #1 seeds at The Meadows Country Club.
After a first-round bye, we faced to solid team of John Lundquist (MI) and Ken Baker (Kissimmee, Florida) on Wednesday. Hank and I both played very, very well … made very few unforced errors … and won 6-0, 6-0.
Our match today, Thursday, was against another solid team of Tommie George (who we bested last week in the finals) and his partner Peter Allen (both from MA). After exchanging service breaks, they were serving at 2-2.
Hank and I got on a roll and won NINE consecutive games… and were serving for the match at 6-2, 5-0. Then …………………
They broke our serve (but who cares, we were going to win anyway, right??). We had two match points at 15-40 in their next service game; but they survived.
But so what? We served at 5-2, 40-15, with two more match points. But they came back and broke us for 3-5.
They held serve; but so what? We served at 5-4, 40-love, with three more match points. They came back to break us for 5-5; and they held serve.
Now, we are serving 5-6 to stay in the set. We held to bring it to a second set, seven-point tiebreaker. They took an early lead and held on to tie it at one set each.
We took an early lead and held on till they were serving at 6-9 (three more match points). They made some great shots (one being a reflex volley lob winner off our overhead at them) and brought it to 9-9. They then took two of the next three for a 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10) Patriot-like come-from-behind victory.
Ten match points… Incredible, huh?!
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