This week is the first attempt at the new round robin tournament format at the NSMTA Cat III Doubles-Only event at Sanchez-Casal. How is it going? And what is the prognosis on my son’s ruptured Achilles?
Round Robin Reviews
According to all the conversation around the (free) beer table after the first day (and late afternoon thunder storms) … the new format is a BIG SUCCESS. If you are participating in the event, what are your thoughts? Please take the time to comment; so tournament runners can get a sense of its pluses and minuses.
New To The 75s
Partner Matt Davie and I played our first morning match vs. the very challenging team of John Swan and Ted Underwood (MA). They had the edge in the first set, winning 7-5; but then Matt suggested we try Australian formation on BOTH sides of the court and we took the second set 6-2.
The ten-point match tiebreaker was a seesaw event, with the lead changing hands several times… but the last “change” was to our advantage, squeaking out a 5-7, 6-2, 10-8 victory.
Our afternoon match was a challenge in maintaining focus vs. a weaker team. I reminded Matt of the Fred Stolle saying, “SYMPATHY is in the dictionary between ‘Shit’ and ‘Suicide’!” (yes, I know, alphabetically it wouldn’t be). So we stayed focused the whole way for a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
Today, we play another challenging team of Bob McAfee (MA) and Don McGoldrick (NY) to see who will advance to the semis vs. either Drilling/Kileef or Irvine/Jonsson in the afternoon’s matches.
For all the round robin results, just click HERE.
My Son’s Achilles
Thanks to all who took the time to share their stories about having a similar injury. He said the input was extremely helpful as he saw the doctor yesterday afternoon.
He reports … “75% to 95% torn. Needs surgery. 2 to 6 weeks non-weight bearing then 10 weeks in a boot. Out of work for 1 week, work from home 1 week.”
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