Cross Border Challenge – September 15
Not since the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team pulled off the most miraculous victory in the history of sports – dubbed the “miracle on ice” – has a triumph been so extraordinary. I’m sure Hollywood will be scrambling to get the story on film to share with the world. It will go in the archives as one for the ages, only to be talked about with admiration for decades to come. People will be asking, “Where were you when the DAC won the Cross Border ?”… Okay, okay, maybe I’m exaggerating just a little, but for the first time ever, we actually beat the Windsor team on their home courts!
For a task deemed impossible by the bookmakers, it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of our 17 combatants, many of whom were rookies not only in the Cross Border, but also playing in Windsor. Maybe that’s the ticket – recruit players that don’t know any better and rely on the ‘ignorance is bliss’ formula!
The day started out splendidly. Paul Huth and Andy Combs set the tone both storming to 3-0 wins, which was quickly followed up by Elliot Shafer clinching his match 3-1. Windsor then came back with a couple victories of their own as Peter Ryan held off Chuck Doyle 3-1 and their A doubles team won a marathon 5 setter which is nothing surprising considering our doubles record against anyone outside of the DAC walls.
|Trevor Charles and Andrew Spohn|
|Paul Huth and Elliot Shafer|