TAMPA — The 6.5 women’s combo team Double Trouble, captained by the fabulous Phuong Cotey and semi-sensational-but-always-spunky Nikki Spirakis, opened their season Monday night with a 2-1 win over West Meadows.
“Totes Mother#%^$&$^$ Adorbs!,” said Cotey. “The tennis, sure, that was fine, blah blah blah. But HOW FREAKING CUTE DID THE LADIES ALL LOOK IN OUR NEW TENNIS TOPS???!!!. It’s one thing to rip a nice forehand for a winner or cut a nice shot down the alley, but to have the blue and brown in your eyes just pop because of the rich deep purple in your top…well, now that’s something special.”
Double Trouble picked up wins at the No. 1 and 2 lines.
At No. 1, Sharon Patterson and Cherie Smith rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 win. How great of a pickup is Smith, by the way? It hasn’t taken long for her to establish herself as one of the club’s best 3.0 ladies and a certain difference maker for the team this season. Patterson, meanwhile, was Patterson — steady and surgical.
At No. 2, another pickup, 3.5 doubles ace Judy Montgomery, teamed up with Trina “Don’t Call Me Catherine” Hoyord to win a tough 6-1, 6-4 decision.
At No. 3, Spirakis and Sara Padgett fell to the West Meadows tandem.
Next up for the Trouble is Temple Terrace, a 3-0 loser to Plant City this week.