All good news from Israel!
Fortunately, I got a bye in the first round of the qualifying, so I was scheduled to play at 3 pm on Saturday afternoon. I was drawn to play a young, local player from Tel Aviv.
I got off to a flyer, serving well and just playing solid tennis, and before I knew it I had the first set in the bag, 6-0. He played much better in the second, however I continued my good form, winning the set 6-2.