I'm participating in a local charity tournament this weekend. I entered in both 3.0 singles and 3.0 doubles with my partner Donna (she and I were finalist last year). I had my singles match today at 1:30, but because my opponent and I were both there early, they were actually able to put us on at 1pm. And we left the court at...3:30. Yup, 2 and a half hours. Outside. And...I lost!!! 7-6, 3-6, 7-10 (third set tiebreaker). Again, this was yet another match that I lost on a huge number of errors. I'd go from hitting a beatiful shot that kisses the line to hitting the next three balls out. I also really struggled with the conditions...this was the first time I'd played outside this year. The sun was right where both of us tossed the ball, and I literally was swinging blind from one side of the court. I was very disappointed in how I played the match in general as well. I don't know if I was spooked by being outside, but I just wasn't going for my shots. And when I would...error. Ugh! Maybe I'm just not a singles player!!! Next up was a doubles match. Because only four teams signed up, we are doing round robins. Our opponents were my singles opponent and her partner. My partner and I got down a break in each set, but we were able to come back each time, and won the match 6-4, 6-4. I really credit my partner with getting me through that match...I just wasn't there mentally or physically. I was angry at myself still because of the singles loss, when I need to find a way to just put that aside and focus on the task at hand. We had a two hour break before another doubles match (this one indoors at the club that sponsors the tournament...we move indoor because this is also when the player party is held). We went out for some dinner and I started to feel a bit perkier. Our opponents for the last match were surprising. One girl had just an amazing serve...definitely not a 3.0 serve! I wiffed on it twice because it actually had that much spin on it. I'm not used to seeing that! However, breaking that server actually got us the first set at 7-5. Next set I made a conscious effort to get my butt into net more...that is where I'm strongest. We continued to break their strongest server, and won the second set 6-2. We have one more match tomorrow, and if we win it, we will win the 3.0 doubles. One of our opponents has to play the singles final at 9am, so we're hoping that will actually give us a bit of an advantage. Either way, it will be tough! I'll update tomorrow!