Just when we thought it couldn’t get any more intense, Team Blonde (Brittany/Michelle) and Team Air Cooled (Chris/Granville) gave us the match of the season so far in the TW Friday Doubles League! CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S MATCH FOOTAGE HERE!!
After getting themselves into an early 2-6 deficit, Brittany and Michelle battled back to even the match at 6-6. After a round of service holds, the pro set went to a tiebreaker at 8-8. After continuing to go back and forth, the girls were able to save a match point and close out the guys, 10-8 in the breaker!
There was only one match to update you on this week, but boy was it an intense one! In maybe the most tension-filled match of the league thus far, Team Johnson & O’Leary (Andy/Spencer) held on for a hard fought 8-6 win over Team Blonde (Brittany/Michelle). The match was close up until 4-3 when Andy and Spencer broke and then held to take a 6-3 lead. The girls toughed out a hold, broke back and held once more, evening the match at 6-6. The boys stopped the bleeding with a hold at love, and just barely poked their heads ahead at the finish line with a break of serve to win the match 8-6.
This was Team Blonde’s second loss of the league (now 2-2), both of which to Team Johnson & O’Leary (4-0). The match between Team Air Cooled and Team Leftovers will be rescheduled for this week.
Team Johnson & O’Leary def. Team Blonde, 8-6
Thanks for reading!
We’re off and running in the TW Friday Doubles League with two more matches just completed last Friday afternoon. In the first match, Team Johnson & O’Leary (Andy/Spencer) and Team Leftovers (Troy/Mark) went back and forth early on, with long deuce games. After a tough hold by Troy to get the match to 3-4, Andy and Spencer won 11 of the next 12 points to help them secure an 8-3 victory. (Click here for some video footage of last week’s matches!)
In the second match, Team Blonde (Michelle/Brittany) came out with an excellent gameplan and executed to perfection against Team Air Cooled (Granville/Chris). The girls jumped out to an early lead, held off a fierce comeback attempt, and finished strong for an 8-3 victory.
“Since we have played them several times before we knew what to expect – serve and volley, solid volleys, and lots of slice,” Brittany said following the match. “We wanted to play consistent, smart tennis and then when we had the opportunity to be aggressive to take advantage of that. We were aiming for a high percentage of first serves and returns to start the point, then solid groundstrokes with a lot of shots down the middle. Lastly, we were ready to hit one more volley than we were used to because both of them have great hands.”