Naples City Tournament
That is what happened to Matt Davie and me in our second round 70s doubles match on Tuesday. A ball went into the bushes off court and we retrieved a ball from that spot to put back into play.
Our opponents used that ball to serve to Matt and (perhaps because it was older/deader) he hit his return into the net. He immediately asked them to “check the ball” and they confirmed it was not one of our game balls.
What To Do?
Is it “all points played in good faith stand”? Or replay the point (like if a ball breaks during the point)? Our opponents were very gracious and immediately offered to replay the point, which we did.
But, was that correct? I do not know. What do you think??
As it turned out, that point was not critical; as Matt and I played nearly flawless tennis… cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 victory (against a decent team).
Next, we await the winners from the bottom half of the draw; which will either be the tough team of Art Allen/Jean-Pierre Garnier or George Hahn/Ed Turville (brother of) – since the Michael Fenster/Dick Valentine team had to withdraw due to Dick re-injuring his leg.
For all the draws and results, click HERE
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