I played in our interclub 'pennant' comp yesterday (Divison 2).
Slow start, went down 0-3 and 1-4 before fighting back and level at 4-4. Held at 4-5 and again at 5-6, saving two set points. Then I won the tiebreak 7-4 and was very pleased. The guy I was playing kept coming into the net and volleyed well. But his groundstrokes were Sliced forehands galore! (Monica Niculescu anyone?). I dropped serve early in the second but was hanging in there at 2-3. Then, I don't know what happened but I didn't win another game I think he stopped hitting so many errors and I started hitting more. There were 2 games in the 2nd set where I had 15-40 on his serve and failed to break. It was hot and I faded badly. Final score: 7-6 2-6 0-6.
In the doubles, we had another slow start, going down 0-4. I was on a 13-game losing streak! Finally, we found some form and got a couple of games but lost the set 2-6. Then we went up 3-1 in the 2nd only to fade/choke and lost it 4-6. I've lost a bit of form and confidence lately. Not good...
Last time I played a proper set (2008), my friend (club player) was just pushing the ball straight back to me and still won 6-0 . Got him to deuce a couple of times though, with my baseline-hitting first serves and non-existent movement .