Champion.

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by bcart1991, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. bcart1991

    bcart1991 Semi-Pro

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    I'ma toot my own horn for just a minute.

    I'm still a little in shock myself.

    I live in Atlanta, so everyone here plays lots of doubles. The Big Fish singles leagues have been around West GA for a few seasons, so I decided to play. I figured I would have some fun, maybe win a match or two, and hit LOTS and LOTS of shots juuuuuust outside the singles line in the doubles alley.

    Started out kinda slow, won my first in a tough three-setter, lost 3 close ones, then (to my amazement) finished by winning my last two matches of the regular season. By virtue of the points system, I qualified for the playoff round (top 4 qualify)...

    Got a little lucky in my first playoff match, my opponent (who is on my ALTA team) had a really off day, and I won that one 6-3, 6-0.

    That left the finals, against one of the local HS #1 players whom I beat in the first round of the season.

    As expected, it was close, back and forth. We played in the afternoon (short work day... ;) ), and I was off a little. I would play well in spurts, but lost the 1st set 3-6. I was able to turn it around in the 2nd set, and won it 6-2.

    Final chapter. Struggling to find energy and focus, I went down an early break, and was serving at 1-3. Somehow, things started clicking, and I was able to rattle off 5 straight games and pulled out the victory 6-3 in the 3rd set.

    I REALLY surprised myself this season, since I was finally able to brush off my singles stigma and put together a winning season. However, winning the league championship was totally unexpected.

    Now, I get to move up to a higher division next season. Yippee...
     
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  2. jswinf

    jswinf Professional

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    Congratulations. Keep on rollin'.
     
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  3. Angle Queen

    Angle Queen Professional

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    Toot! TOOT!

    Shout it loud, shout it proud. Way to come through, surprise yourself...and your opponents.

    Good luck in the next division up!
     
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  4. SweetH2O

    SweetH2O Rookie

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    Great job!

    I'll be joining Big Fish next time they offer a singles season. By then I'll hopefully need to adjust my Tencap rating, but if you are moving up I'll probably still be in a lower division.
     
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  5. AlexDK09

    AlexDK09 Guest

    Nice, the only championship I ever won was in a consolation bracket.
     
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  6. roundiesee

    roundiesee Hall of Fame

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    Congrats! :) Just curious, what racket do you use and what is your biggest weapon?
     
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  7. bcart1991

    bcart1991 Semi-Pro

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    It's definitely fun, and well worth it.

    Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 95 strung w/ Gosen poly 17 mains and Gosen syn gut 17 crosses (my first few matches using poly, I kinda like it). I also like to use a Pro Staff 6.0 95 and Prince Speedport Black.

    My biggest weapons are my forehand and my kick serve.

    I actually came to net more than twice in yesterday's match, and won most of the points. :shock::shock::shock:
     
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  8. roundiesee

    roundiesee Hall of Fame

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    Wow! No wonder you won! That is one monster racket to use! :) Best of luck for the rest of the season!
     
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