My tourney started Friday. It was a pretty high level and I am playing up an age division. I was unseeded so it was not going to be easy.
In singles, I played a hard-hitting but somewhat inconsistent big kid in 1st round. I beat hom 6-0, 6-1
In the second round, I played the kid who beat the seed. I played very well and won a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 round of 16 match.
In the quarters, I beat the 2 seed.
Today in the semis, I played a very talented kid who came from another state and trains here for the summer. I played a weak first set, and lost 2-6. In the 2nd, he got a bit more tired and I rallied from 1-3 down to win it 6-3. So we went to a 10-point breaker to decide it. My first 2 serves I double faulted on (
). I wasn't tight at all either, my arm was just hurting and I guess I lost focus. Anyways, the kid got up 5-1 with my help. He then got up 7-3. I battled back to get it to 6-7, but he won that point on a bad 2nd serve return I netted. I shook it off and grinded back to 8-8. We had a pretty long rally, but he just seemed to be more tired than he was in the first set and he eventually hit one out. So I was at 9-8, match point! I hit a pretty good backhand(we both had one-handers) to his backhand crosscourt, he decided to go for the winner on my MP and he just caught the line for a clean winner. I shook it off though, but he got to match point after ANOTHER double fault from me at 10-10. He helped me out though as I saved another one at 11-12 to get it to 12-12 as we changed sides. (I think I saved 3 mp's by this point). I got to match point at 12-13 on my defense that point. I had a good look at a forehand after a short backhand angle I hit, but I got it right back to the middle of the court. He ran around it and missed it long to give me the match!
So now, I am in the finals against a kid who beat the 4 seed 61 61 and the 1 seed 62 62. In our last meeting, I beat him 63 63. I think I have an overall record of 1-2 against him or something.