Perhaps it's because we are in the heart of season, but whatever the reason is, the Fort Myers Pro League is playing to record crowds. An estimated 500 strong attended this past event at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs this past Friday, and the tennis was as hotly contested as ever.
Harborside Dental (HD) vs. Boston Retirement Advisors (BRA)
Suiting up for HD, Mike “Da Dawg” Curran & Sergio Rebolledo crossed swords with Manuel Encalada & Tyler Owens of BRA, the only team yet to experience a loss at the No.1 Doubles spot. For a while there it seemed as though Da Dawg and Serg were going to live up to their immense potential. They downed Manuel and TO 6-4 in the first, and even after losing the second 4-6, they had match point at 9-7 in the super-tiebreak. With Serg serving, I’m going to the bank on that one. Uh, I woulda been making a withdrawal…Manuel and TO pulled it out 11-9.
The BRA train chugged on at the No. 2 Doubles slot, as Joel and I dropped our first match to the still undefeated Frank Fourgeau & Luke Andreae. We lost a tough first set, 5-7, then posted a 6-1 second set to even the match, and all seemed right with the tennis world.