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Lowcountry team will play until match decided

October 13, 2013 10:32 AM

By Jonathon Braden

If they learned anything from playing in a championship in September 2012, Kathy Peebles and her teammates will compete until the last point is finished this weekend in Aiken.

She and her Lowcountry Tennis Association teammates were up one match in the final of a tournament last year, and Peebles and her teammate were up a set and 5-2, 40-love in the second.


One point away from winning the tournament.

An array of circumstances could have produced this one point: a service ace, an unforced error, a return mishit.

But none of those happened. They lost. The next three points. The game. The set.

The match tiebreaker was played, and Peebles and her partner completed the collapse.

Their last hope was their last team playing. That team had lost the first set, were down 2-5 in the second set but came back and won the second set.

Their match tiebreaker? They won, of course.

“Moral of the story,” Peebles said, “keep playing the whole match.”