Double Trouble bursts bubble of West Meadows

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.”


Sara Padgett gets ready to rip a forehand in her match with Nikki Spirakis at No. 3 doubles.

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.

Patterson and Smith might be one of the best 6.5 combos in the area.

Patterson and Smith might be one of the best 6.5 combos in the area.

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.


Montgomery (left) and Hoyord looking as fresh afterwards as they did before their win Monday night.

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.


About johncotey

John was a sportswriter and columnist for the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times for 25 years, before being pushed from the Titantic, and hopes all of you non-subscribers are happy reading your free news on the internets while his journalism brethren suffer. Not that he's not bitter or anything. His real true joys, however, are his wife, kids and tennis, though not necessarily in that order. Unless his wife is reading this. Then DEFINITELY in that order.
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2 Responses to Double Trouble bursts bubble of West Meadows

  1. John Slatniske says:

    Hey sports writer, you should fire your editor…”At No. 2 singles…At No. 3 singles…”??? Last I checked this was a DOUBLES match!!! Geez, what a moron!


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