The hard hitting soldier from Iraq,
Jean Telfort vs. The Chinese tennis warrior from Beijing, William Young
Date of Match: April 25, 2005
Central Park Tennis Center
Jean def William 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
foremost, thanks for the match set-up with William.
Today was a better day for William although he came out on the
losing end (Jean def William 6-4, 1-6, 6-4). William knew what
to expect from me today and made sure he stayed away from my
forehands and attacked my backhands repeatedly thorughout the course
of the match. I had to summon competitive spirit in order to
Weather was perfect this morning. Jean and I played for 2
solid hours with many long baseline rallies. On match point,
Jean got a lucky netcord that just rolled over the net. The
final score was Jean def. Will 64, 16, 64.
breakdown by Sets: reported by Jean
1st Set (Jean 6-4)
William started well today taking a 2-0 lead in the first set, I
rallied to get back on serve, the set was even and could have been
anybody's until a bad game by William at 4-4 gave me another break
for 5-4; I then capitalized and served out the set.
2nd Set (William 6-1)
William raced to a 4-0 lead with some precision play. I
couldn't find the range on anything, my serve, backhand(my weak
side), and forehand were out of sort. I managed to break for
1-4, just to surrender it back to William and he served out the set
in style when my return(backhand) sailed long on set point.
3rd Set (Jean 6-4)
I regrouped and led 5-1 with some good serves and deep groundstrokes.
A lapse of concentration and sloppy play on my part nearly cost me
the match as William pulled to 4-5 after a break of serve. I
failed to serve out the match on two occasions. It was a
moment of truth at 5-4, I decided o go for broke and finally closed
out the match with a break of serve. For the record, at match
point, I hit my return and the ball hit the net and softly dropped
on William's side (bad break, but I kissed the net after).
A rivalry is bornand I definitely will up the ante against William
from now on. He is a competitive player, and a lot of fun.
He acknowledged my good shots as I do his, and we always displayed
great camaraderie on the court.
I am looking forward to the rematch.
PREVIOUS MATCH RESULTS:
FEISTY Chinese Warrior, William Young (photo L) vs.
The hard hitting soldier, Jean Telfort
Jean Telfort def. William Young 6-1 6-1
Date of Match: Wed, April 20, 2005
William said: Jean was more consistent from the
baseline today. I guess he was able to practice and play
more this week. I was out last week and wasn't able to
play. It was a combination of those two things. Maybe if
we play again next time, it will be a different score."
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