Thursday, November 18

Game * Set * Love

This past weekend, Carly played in her first USTA tournament. I can't imagine in our area there is a better place to play than the indoor clay courts at Tunica. Added bonus that when it is cold, windy, and rainy on Saturday, I was sitting inside watching a little tennis!
Because Ms MM had a birthday, her and Carly were not in the same bracket. Carly was in the 10 and under and Ms MM was in the 12 and under. Carly played at 4:00 on Friday and Maggie didn't play until 8:00. So they got to spend a lot of time together in between. Carly lost her first match in a third set tie-breaker 1-6, 6-4, and 0-1(8-11). The first set was tough. Carly looked like she was scared to death or that she might throw up any minute. She played a lot better in the 2nd set but just couldn't hold on in the tie breaker! Saturday, Carly had enough of our {constructive} criticism, so
Kenny made her a sign cheering her on. Saturday, we had to wait on the results of a morning match to know who and when we were playing. So, Carly didn't start playing until 5:00. 5:00 didn't seem too late until after Carly finished the 3 hour marathon match! Carly won the match 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 1-0 (10-8). Yes, that is 3 tie-breakers! Sunday morning, we were back for Carly to play in the finals of the consolation bracket. She won that match with ease and ended up with a trophy for winning the consolation bracket. Carly's excited that now when she is registered for another USTA tournament, you will be able to click on her name and there will be some tournament history. {When we opened the brackets for this tournament, she was the only player registered that did not have a tournament history}


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Lisa Melton said...

I love that she is playing tennis!! We had some friends that played in this tournament this past weekend. Sunjay Chawla was in the boys 10s. Wish we could have had time to do that. Hunting trumps tennis this time of year unfortunately for my boys. Maybe Anne Craig will be ready for a tournament one day soon.

Jill said...

Wow, a 3-hour match, that's craziness!