USTA Mixed Doubles 8.0 Result for 3/2/2014
Our USTA Mixed 8.0 Doubles recorded their first victory of the season with a fantastic home win over Great Bay.
D1: Betsy Gordon and Dave Delworth 7-6, 6-7, 1-0
D2: Lisa Foley and Clint Burgess 6-3, 6-4
D3: Sandy Harrington and Cam Walton 6-4, 6-4
Here's Tracey's summary:
Today was our second match of the season against Great Bay. Playing D3 were Sandy & Cam. They had an exciting match against a tough team. Their male opponent had a crazy serve that was going to prove tough to do anything with. They managed to break her in the first set which gave us the first set win. In the second set, they were down a break with 'him' coming up. They stuck it out, fought hard and managed to break him to get back on serve and that cinched the set for them. Well done and one down!
In the dungeon, were our D2 team of Clint and Lisa who were a force to be reckoned with in our 'old age' league. Although we couldn't see the match (we need closed circuit tv or clear walls installed!) they came out when the other two matches were barely starting their second sets. They took their opponents down in just under an hour. Pretty impressive! That's two down.
Betsy and Dave had the D1 spot and I was glad we bumped them out of the dungeon since their match was a true nail-biter that went on forever. It was about as close of a match as you can get with both full sets going to tiebreaks. We took the first and Great Bay took the second. It was neck and neck all the way through the third set tiebreak as well with Dave serving at 9-8 to finish it out with a big serve that never made it back over the net. Their win gave us the first sweep of our mixed league career.
It was great playing all around...well done everyone!!!
Thanks to our spectators, especially Maureen who stayed to support us even though Clint was in the dungeon.
USTA 4.5 Men's Home Win vs Goffstown
We had another great showing at MITC on Saturday afternoon. A big 4-1 win against a tough Goffstown YMCA team! Mike Blanchette and Hunter Burgess were all business in their 6-1, 6-3 victory in doubles. Don and Clint Burgess staved off a big serving opponent and won 6-3, 7-5 in their doubles showdown. Mark Fernald and Dave Thomas faced off with a very tough doubles tandem and they were just starting to get warmed up…but it was just a bit too late. Connor Hyde finished his singles match before Dave Delworth was done with warm-up’s…he cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory in his singles match. Dave Delworth gave his strings a rest and used mostly frame, but managed to get a win -- 6-4, 6-2.
USTA 4.5 Men's Away Win
MITC's USTA 4.5 Men's team were away to the Executive this week. They had a deep lineup…but we came up with the 4-1 victory. All of the matches were chockfull of suspense…except for Mark Fernald's singles match – he schooled a college kid 6-0, 6-4! Clint and Hunter started the day off with a come from behind win (2-6, 6-3, 10-5) – excellent job gentlemen! In the final match of the day, Dave Thomas and Mike Blanchette pulled out an amazing come from behind win (3-6, 6-3, 11-9)…they were down 9-5 in the 3rd set tiebreaker and won 6 straight points to pull out the victory.