MTP1 – L-R: Karen Johnstone, Ki Kellen, Kelly Thut (Captain), Erica Donofrio, Cynthia DeStefano, Krisztina Anderko (Coach)
When you have two teams from the same club playing against each other, both teams feel a little weird about it. Krisztina Anderko had the difficult challenge of making up the lineup for both teams. As she watched the matches progress, she saw up close and personal, the progress her players have made over the course of the year. On court 1 Ki Kellen (MTP 1) played against Sally Fessenden (MTP2). Both players are very fit and ran every ball down. Ki was fearless in attacking any ball within her hitting zone but Sally gave as much as she got even though the scores don’t reflect that fact. Ki won on court 1. On court 2, Cynthia DeStefano (MTP 1) kept Elizabeth Jimenez (MTP 2) from playing her game and kept pushing her back to the baseline. Each player kept probing for opportunities and in this match Cynthia came out on the winning end. On court 3, Erica Donofrio (MTP 1) and Lori Bowling (MTP 2) had long exchanges and tense points. Who was up one moment changed in the next. Both players were fairly evenly matched. On this day, Erica prevailed. On court 4 Nicole Koviak (MTP 2) played against Kelly Thut. While the scores appear like Nicole had an easy win, she was the first to admit that a lot of the games went to deuce. Nicole gave MTP 2 their only win.