Lee Lonergan and Pat Gilligan saved a wild match point in a tiebreaker against Jonah Ebenhoeh and Dave Necessary. The point ended with a Lonergan volley that hung on top of the net for a second before trickling over. Lonergan & Gilligan came back to win the set, helping Lonergan go 3-1 on the night. Lonergan moved up to 5th place overall and is now 44-24 (64.71%) for the season. Players going undefeated on courts this week were: Rex Cabrera, Doug Jones, Tyler Fraser, Karen Crowley, Pete Tarnowski, Todd Wise, Tyler Fraser, Greg Carr, George Peck and Carlos Canelas. Click week #22 results or standings for more.
Every Point Really, Really Matters
A Season With 1,500+ Sets May Be Decided By Two Saved Match Points
Following the above mentioned set, a hut conversation with Dave Necessary focused on how much influence these saved/blown match point matches can have on a paddle season. It made me think about two such sets this year involving the top three players in the current standings. If two points went the other way, the top 3 would change spots: