why do i play tennis? it's such an unrequited love. lost my first match: 6-2; 6-2. what went terribly wrong: double faulted away every single service game hit many, many winners into the doubles alleys...too bad i was playing singles what went well: after the match, my captain told me that she loved me just the same, and then my other captain trash-talked my opponent. i luuurrrve them. my 3 serves that went in were snappy set up my feet well, and followed through on most of my strokes that's all. oh, and my opponent had been bumped up to 3.5 last year but appealed to play 3.0. i figure that i did my part, on behalf of all 3.0 women in our league, in losing to her so decisively that she gets bumped back up again! what i'll do going forward: hits buckets of serves practice singles matches put my water bottle in the freezer before the match--i was braising (cooking in my own juices) out there today.