Another dreary day in Minnesota, so the matches were held indoors. I watched most of the women’s singles final between 2 fantastic 14 year old players. My friend Alexis ended up losing in a close 3rd set and I know she was disappointed, but they both played so well — it was fun to watch. My singles final was next up, and I felt energized and ready to go.
I got off to a good start with good serves and returns, and both of us playing aggressive but with him missing a bit more, I went up 3-0. From there we both were playing first strike tennis with good serves, going after the returns and second balls, and we traded holds until I won the set 6-3. Mid-way through the first set I realized that one of my shoes was worn out enough with a hole under the toe, so I switched shoes and to a tighter strung racquet and was feeling more comfortable out there. However, he continued to hit and serve quite well and I was not able to attack a lot.