Tuesday, August 4, 2009
With everyone gone and only the remaining top four players left, we were treated to a nice sleep-in followed by some breakfast waffles and oatmeal on a plate. With our match against Spain at 1, we went to the courts to practice on the glass court before our match. This matches line up was Olivia at 1, Julie at 2, Yarden at 3, and Amanda having the day’s rest. US came out strong from the first match, winning each 3-0, giving Spain very little room to shine. Julie played exceptionally well, even hitting an ace off the serve once, making Jack do 20 push-ups. After the matches, Amanda, Julie, and Olivia went back to the Taj Connemara for a nice lunch and relaxing afternoon, while the Odinak’s went out for some yummy Indian food. Julie got an hour long callous removing pedicure, Olivia took a nice fully clothed dip in the pool, and Amanda got a head massage where she was showered in oil. At 6 we headed back to our hotel for some showers and down time and met up at 7:30 for dinner. By the time we interrogated our waiter and ordered excess fries and chicken in a basket, the team headed up to bed to get a good night sleep for the exciting match against Canada tomorrow.