CHICAGO / PHILADELPHIA VS TUXEDO THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2016 @ PHILADELPHIA
Lumley def. Dodgson 6-2, 6-1
Chisholm def. Virgona 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Doubles – TUX def. CHI/PHL 8-1
Recap by John Lumley
The Philadelphia/Chicago team took on the Tuxedo team at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia. John Lumley was up first against Tuxedo’s Josh Dodgson. Both players came out firing with the third game going to 40 all which Lumley won to take an early 3/0 lead. Dodgson fought back with some aggressive retuning bringing it back to 4/2 but Lumley had other intension and ended the set 6/2. Dodgson again came out strong taking the first game of the second set but Lumley getting in a good groove found some targets and took the second set 6/1. First match to the PHI/CHI team 6/2 6/1!
Next up was Steve Virgona vs Tim Chisholm. Virgona was moving well and seeing the ball hitting dedans and targets with pace. Chisholm still trying to find his feet lost the first set 6/1. Virgona kept up the intensity to take a 3/1 lead in the second set but Chisholm turned up the cut volley and forcing to get back into the match. 4 games all saw some great rallies with both players wanting to win this set. Virgona was struggling to find length on his serve which left the door open for Chisholm and he took the chance ending the set 6/4. Now tied at one set all its all came down to the final set where they started at 3 games all. Chisholm and Virgona spilt the first 2 games of the last set to take it to 4 games all. Some fantastic rallies and targets being hit and Chisholm ends up taking it 6/4 tying up the overall match 1 match a piece. Chisholm wins 1/6, 6/4, 6/4.
With the match tied at 1 all it all came down to the doubles. Chisholm & Dodgson started well with good returning and mixing up forces with length. Virgona & Lumley didn’t look to be firing on all cylinders and Tuxedo took the opportunity and ended the match winning 8/1. Tuxedo won the match 2 matches to 1 to take the victory.