Dear Kailua Racquet Club Members and Tennis Fans Around the Globe,
Tonight we played the semi-final of the 43rd annual Creative Energy/Blue Moon Men's Night Doubles at the Kailua Racquet Club and it was like getting to watch two finals!!! Read all about it in your.....
BLUE MOON BUZZ!
The first match of the night was a rematch of last year's finals with tournament champions from 2011 and 2012, Mika Maatta and Jan Axel Tribler taking on the champions from 2006, 2007 and 2008, Minh Le and Wei Yu Su.
Mika and Jan won the first set, but Minh and Wei Yu took the lead in the second, and serving at 5-3, set point, Minh came up with a huge cannonball followed by a crushing volley, only to have Mika flinch back a crazy fast reflex volley winner, bam bam! Two points later, another set point for Minh and Wei Yu, and the exact same thing happens. It was enough to bring Minh to his knees. Mika Maatta and Jan Axel Tribler defeated Wei Yu Su and Minh Le, 6-4, 7-5.
In the second semi of the night, Ikaika Jobe and Thomas Shubert gave top seeds Dennis Lajola and Michael Yani a run for their money in a see-saw tussle. Dennis and Michael eventually defeated Ikaika and Thomas 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1.
Tomorrow, Saturday, we have an 8 game pro-set play-off for 3rd and 4th place at 6:00pm followed by the FINALS
Click HERE to see a photo album of tonight's action from the Star Advertiser!
Click HERE to see some of Thomas Shubert's contribution as a journalist, to 10sballs.com
Click HERE to go to an up-to-date tournament draw.
SATURDAY FINAL NIGHT!
6:00pm play-off for 3rd place: (8 game pro-set) Minh Le/Wei Yu Su vs. Ikaika Jobe/Thomas Shubert
7:15pm FINALS #2 Mika Maatta/Jan Tribler vs. #1 Dennis Lajola/Michael Yani
SPONSORS! Saturday's dinner provided by... Camille's Meals! Tenderloin of Beef with Demi-Glace Ahi Tower with cucumbers and Asian Dressing Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes Pureed Edamame with Shallots Roasted Vegetables Arugula Salad