Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Night Date

Just finished playing an hour and half of solid singles tennis with V. I love such evenings when the tennis is just perfect ---a mixture of long rallies, a few satisfying approach shots followed by solid volleys, a few good backhand slice returns, a good measure of lobs and a few rounds of applause for each other. Not to mention gulping down a bottle of just plain water after a workout----- there are very few things that can be give so much contentment :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

District Diaries -II

Campared to all our practise sessions, the District Championship weekend itself went by swiftly, albeit with a lot of Drama. The 2008 Districts was held in Reston this year which is just about 10 minutes from where I live which gave a kind of home ground feeling. The Districts comprised of 3 round robin(RR) matches on Saturday and early morning Sunday followed by a midafternoon final on Sunday.

Our team as a whole lost 1 and won 2 of the RR which put us in the finals.... which we ... yes we won!

My partner Vi and I played 2 of the 3 RR matches and we won the first of it 6-0 6-0...unbelievable. The 2nd one we won 6-1 6-1. We were also scheduled to play in the finals by virtue of having done so well in the RR. We faced a little challenge in the final but we won it 6-4 6-1.

The finals was followed by a good cheer, photos session and winners awards.

In all it makes us the Best 3.0 Mixed Doubles team in Virginia. A picture of our team will appear in the USTA magazine..yay.

Next we play at the Sectionals which will be in Maryland on 25th and 26th of July against Maryland, WashingtonDC, West Virginia.

Good luck to us :)