Wow, thanks for the kind words guys! The tournament was in Brewster, NY. It was just a standard Men's Open, I don't even think money was involved, Erik just played because he trains at that place whenever he's in the area and wanted match practice. Wasn't a complete waste for him, Will Boe-Wiegaard (maybe a few people here know him) took him to three sets in the final. I was seeded 5 in the tournament and I won my first round match 6-0 6-0, so it wasn't a total embarassment for me.
As for me, I am 20, kinda "old" in the tennis universe, however I only started playing tennis seriously in the 11th grade.(played before, but had no real interest, played basketball instead. Still played tennis for four years of High School though.) I have no intention of playing pro tennis, though I would love to at least try to (which will probably never happen, because school will kill me first. Law is not fun.)
I use the Wilson K Factor (the 95 version-the one that Bjorkman and Mirnyi use). I like it a lot, have 3 of them. I upgraded to it after the nCode 95 went out of retail.
I am 6-4 and my play style is aggressive baseliner (I think the term used around here is mindless ball basher lol). I have a one-handed backhand, which is probably the only thing in my game that even comes close to aesthetically pleasing. My strengths are my groundtrokes and my footspeed and my weaknesses are my footwork (I can break down and start taking large strides from the baseline-never good) and my serve.
I am currently trying to find hitting partners, balance my studies, and improve my work ethic (off-court mainly). I feel my game has A LOT of room for improvement, and I want to try to unlock as much of my potential as possible.
I have had a VERY rough year so far in terms of tennis, but this loss has somehow made me feel more confident in my ability. Hopefully i can finish this year strong and get ready for the next year. Thank you all for your kind words, I will keep you updated if I ever get the opportunity to play someone of that caliber again.
If there are any other question, or other questions you guys want to ask, please let me know (though i think my time of "fame" is up lol). However, I will go to bed now, it is quite late here. Thanks again!
There's your problem right there.