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We spent three wonderful days this past weekend participating in the OBX Charity Classic, a tennis tournament that benefits hospice. I played with Elsie, Mr. SP played with Keith, and Nicole played with Terri. Lynchburg was well represented with six players.
Nicole, Terri, Elsie, and I were able to watch most of their match before it was time for us to play. Later on we found out that they won!
Elsie and I played a tough team for our first match. We lost the first set, won the second set, and lost the 3rd set tie-breaker 11-13. Losing the first match moved us from the A (winner) to the B (loser) bracket.
Friday night we all went to dinner at Tortugas Lie. Yum is all I have to say about that!
Nicole and Terri were on court 3 battling it out with the two players that defeated Elsie and I in our first match. They won in a 3rd set tie-breaker, sending them to the finals for the 7.0 division.
Elsie and I were on court 2 playing against two super nice locals. They won the first set, we won the second set and also the 3rd set tie-breaker, sending us to the finals for the B bracket 7.0 division.
Mr. SP and Keith played after us and lost to two tough opponents. This lost sent them to the finals for third place in the 7.5+ division.
Saturday night we had a delicious dinner at Outer Banks Brewing Station. Every time I go there I get the portabella press sandwich with wasabi mashed potatoes. It was delicious, as usual.
Mr. SP and Keith ended up not playing on Sunday because one of their opponents hurt his calf muscle the previous day. Scheduled play was a bit behind so we had plenty of time to enjoy the nice weather and watch a few matches.
We won in straight sets! Our prizes included a tournament towel and a lunch bag.
Terri and Nicole’s opponents, Ann and Amy, were tough! They got to nearly every ball and did something with it. It was fun to watch how well they moved together on the court and to notice their excellent communication skills.
What a great weekend! It was great to get out of town with a fun bunch of friends. As always, I’m already looking forward to the next time I can visit the OBX.