I have witnessed, live and in person, a football player continuing to play after breaking his wrist, a boxer getting knocked out of the ring but finishing the fight despite getting knocked down three more times, a triathlon competitor crawling across the finish line seemingly on a wave of his own vomit, and a basketball player tearing her ACL with 11 seconds left but wobbling to free throw line to hit a game-winning free throw in a state championship game.
But on June 11, what I witnessed at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona was… well… was…. okay, so it doesn’t compare at all to that other stuff. But still.
6.0 mixed doubles.
8.0 mixed doubles.
Fun had by all.
With the exception of the 4.0 men’s singles and 4.5 women’s singles, which will conclude play at a later date, the 2017 version of the Hunter’s Green Club Tennis Championships has concluded.
What happened? Who won? What was everybody saying?
We have you covered.
Despite the efforts of Team Serve-zas captain Santiago Romero, who did to the Team Tennis rulebook what Donald Trump is doing to the constitution, the Bombers emerged from last Friday’s bloodshed as the No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs.
The undefeated Bombers held off Team Smash with a 24-18 victory, and Romero’s efforts landed his team in second-place after a 22-17 win over the hapless Gummy Bears.
The night was punctuated by Romero’s fiddling with his lineups AFTER he had turned them, in order to get match-ups that would best lead to 5-0 victories. Sadly, the chicanery worked, as the Serve-zas posted three 5-0 wins on the night. Continue reading