Yeah, playing the 3rd set is much better than that 10-point TB crap. We spotted them 4 games in the 1st set, but I just kept telling my partner that it was a marathon, not a sprint. Whether we lose the 1st 6-0 or 7-6 makes no difference: They have to win 2 sets. I also kept cracking jokes throughout the match to keep her loose. She's got some of the most fluid strokes off both sides, and once she gains confidence, lookout.
How was Ed's partner? He was supposed to play w/ Derek's partner (another high school girl), but there was a last-minute lineup change. I've never seen her before tonight, and my wife said she was a bit nervous.
My next match is Sunday @ 2, although I'm playing tomorrow before the matches w/ my wife for fun.
"Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row" -- Vitas Gerulaitis, after beating Jimmy Connors on his 17th try.