Doubles beatdown: 10.0 vs 8.5

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
Played a weekend tourney, open flex format.
Drew the top seed 10.0 pair in the first round.
They went on to win the touney beating another 10.0 pair in finals.

Enjoy the schadenfreude...

Full match.


Highlights:
It was over quick.
I held a service game.

Lowlights:
None really.

Edit: I am the short guy in white shirt/hat
 
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Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
Played a weekend tourney, open flex format.
Drew the top seed 10.0 pair in the first round.
They went on to win the touney beating another 10.0 pair in finals.

Enjoy the schadenfreude...

Full match.


Highlights:
It was over quick.
I held a service game.

Lowlights:
None really.

Edit: I am the short guy in white shirt/hat
You deserved to lose just because of your partner's tights/shorts combo.
 

MaxTennis

Semi-Pro
Played a weekend tourney, open flex format.
Drew the top seed 10.0 pair in the first round.
They went on to win the touney beating another 10.0 pair in finals.

Enjoy the schadenfreude...

Full match.


Highlights:
It was over quick.
I held a service game.

Lowlights:
None really.

Edit: I am the short guy in white shirt/hat
Nice playing, thanks for sharing. Is the lefty Sam Behbehani?
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
I hate that court.
I played at SPP for 10 years and never played that court until Matt L showed up.
My eyes don't filter out the glare.
Now you tell me ... :oops:
You deserved to lose just because of your partner's tights/shorts combo.
Repoarted for prejudice against pizzaz

Nice playing, thanks for sharing.
Nice playing to who? Not much playing going on.
Is the lefty Sam?
No, but they lost in the finals to this combo.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Ouch, that did look like a beatdown.

We have a Master's tournament at our club that is divided into age categories. I play with a 3.5 buddy and we are first round fodder every year to some 9.0-9.5 team. One year we played against a former futures player that had put on some weight but still had a howitzer for a FH and serve. That looked similar to this match.
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
Ouch, that did look like a beatdown.

We have a Master's tournament at our club that is divided into age categories. I play with a 3.5 buddy and we are first round fodder every year to some 9.0-9.5 team. One year we played against a former futures player that had put on some weight but still had a howitzer for a FH and serve. That looked similar to this match.
You don't have to rub it in, but got a good tight 3 setter (lost) in the consolation draw so all was well.
 

onehandbh

Legend
@Papa Mango
It looked like you and your partner really struggled to even get the returns in play.
You should have tried playing both at the baseline during returns and just lob and anything to get it back in the court. Deep lob would be good. With both players at the baseline you have a chance of returning the overhead.

Overall they just looked too good, but trying various tactics/gimmicks might have gotten you a point or two more here and there.
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
@Papa Mango
It looked like you and your partner really struggled to even get the returns in play.
Correct.
You should have tried playing both at the baseline during returns and just lob and anything to get it back in the court. Deep lob would be good. With both players at the baseline you have a chance of returning the overhead.
Don't think that would have made even an iota of a difference as you can tell we were struggling to get a clean contact on the returns. I for one could not read the lefty serve at all and the right had too much pace. I think there is one lefty kick which I muffed by about 5 feet or so. But agree, should have tried something different.

Overall they just looked too good, but trying various tactics/gimmicks might have gotten you a point or two more here and there.
Too bamboozled by the bullets whizzing by.
 

Cashman

Hall of Fame
We have a Master's tournament at our club that is divided into age categories. I play with a 3.5 buddy and we are first round fodder every year to some 9.0-9.5 team.
Regardless of results I’m sure your buddy doesn’t mind playing down with you - teaming up with friends is the main attraction of age bracket tournaments
 

onehandbh

Legend
Correct.

Don't think that would have made even an iota of a difference as you can tell we were struggling to get a clean contact on the returns. I for one could not read the lefty serve at all and the right had too much pace. I think there is one lefty kick which I muffed by about 5 feet or so. But agree, should have tried something different.


Too bamboozled by the bullets whizzing by.
Might have kept you in the points when the return did make it over the net but the opposing net guy crushed it for a clean winner by the net guy.
 

AnyPUG

Semi-Pro
nice playing on a sunny day! I imagine one team appreciated a free lesson under real match conditions !
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Regardless of results I’m sure your buddy doesn’t mind playing down with you - teaming up with friends is the main attraction of age bracket tournaments
We actually won the consolation side one year so that was fun. Had to beat a couple solid 8.0 teams to do so. My friend played some of his best tennis ever.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
sad @Papa Mango just sad man. When I left you were world class and now look at you. OMG. And the band it. soft cushy sticks with soft strings that play like noodles and the elbow still is a mess. And I get hassled for my stick...my elbow aint glass man.
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
sad @Papa Mango just sad man. When I left you were world class and now look at you. OMG. And the band it. soft cushy sticks with soft strings that play like noodles and the elbow still is a mess. And I get hassled for my stick...my elbow aint glass man.
Bad demo. Hit with a demo for five minutes was not for me but decided to give it a fair shake so hit with it for 2 hours.
Elbow shattered next day. Sad indeed :(
You are Thor.. I bow before you and your 2X4!
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
Bad demo. Hit with a demo for five minutes was not for me but decided to give it a fair shake so hit with it for 2 hours.
Elbow shattered next day. Sad indeed :(
You are Thor.. I bow before you and your 2X4!
Nice rhyme bro. Wish I was there to save you from yourself. Demo? Omg Angell is the best ever.
 
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