I was incredibly disappointed with Reka's decision to start that moonball crap. you could see the irritation on FSU's Noemie Scharle's face. Glad Noemie was able to overcome that 'strategy' and win the match.well, there was some excitement on the women's side. Saturdays semis started with Duke vs FSU caming down to a single court. Granted, they were moon balling on that court (I couldn't believe what I was seeing, kinda like high grade girls 14s).Even if the style tennis was not what you would pay to see, the drama was real (including a chair over rule on court 2 of what would have been match point for Duke on court 2 in a 3rd set tiebreaker)FSU went on to win the tiebraker on 2 and then closed out on 3.
Then Miami/UNC had real ebbs and flows. On court 4, after losing the 1st set 6 0, Lauren McHale came back to win in three and was the first court to finish !. Other courts where UNC started by getting the 1st set, saw the same sort of turnarounds . Eventually it's approaching 10pm, the score is tied at 3 all and court 3 is at 4 all. UNC wins 6 4 taking that matcht.
The finals had the same unpredictable feel to them, and again it came down to court three with FSU looking to close it out after getting up a break. But another momentum swing and the next thing you know they are playing a seven point tiebreaker for the ACC championship.
I thought it was fun to watch.
I didn't see the overrule on #2 - but Nadine didn't do Reka any favors on #1 when she got the point penalty after her match - resulting in the point penalty being assessed to Reka as the next highest (well, actually, only) match being played.