Avalon Park, Florida- Friday's final between number one seed Kurt "The Hurt" Collis and number two seed Aaron "Acer" Pobocik was sure to be one of the best matches of the season. Kurt was on a two match win streak with an impressive match season record of 6-2. On a four match win streak Aaron also had a formidable match record of 9-6 for the season.
The match began with Kurt comfortably holding serve, then breaking Aaron's first service game to take a hot 2-0 lead.
Aaron finds his rhythm and breaks back then holds to level the match at 2-2.
The two players clashed in the heat of the Florida sun. Kurt "The Hurt" showed his toughness by holding serve while Aaron struggled, fighting off four deuces... but dug deep and held serve leveling the match at 3-3. While Aaron showed grit...Kurt would proceed to take the first set 6-3.
Players on serve in the second set at 1-1. After a 40-0 lead Aaron struggles to hold serve in the third game, but he would continue to fight and stay in the match with a break back to level the set at 2-2.
Ultimately both men showed their fighting spirit and displayed what the Orlando Street Tennis Players are all about- fun,competitiveness and camaraderie.
In the end the two gladiators fist-pumped for a hard fought match with Kurt "The Hurt" Collis winning the debut session of the Orlando Street Players
The future looks bright for the Orlando Street Tennis Players with many new and returning players to come.
PRIZES : Spring Season Awards
Kurt 1st $100 +Trophy Spring Champion & +Free Hippie Stringing & new overgrip
Aaron 2nd $50 +Medal
Alex 3rd Semi-Finalists $40 +medal
Collins 4th Semi-Finalists $30 +Medal
Kenton 5th $20 + Papa Lozzi Pizza
Johnson 6th Papa Lozzi Family Meal
Daniel 7th Free Hippie Stringing
Fenner 8th Free Papa Lozzi Pizza & Wingz Wingzz Wingzzz Meal
Playoff 1st Round Finishers
Dean 9th Free half off any one-on-one lesson or free clinic entry with Coach Jerry The Tennis Doctor
CW 10th Free 30 min one-on-one lesson or half off 1–2 hours with Coach Kurt Collis
Fernando, Brittany, Zip, Noel. 11th-14th Free $25 APA Orlando Pool League membership ( Play pool and win cash and free trip to Vegas for the World Amateur Championships!)
Orlando Summer session will begin end of July. Recommended 3.0-4.5
The Street Tennis Ladder is sanctioned by the World Sports Alumni.Sponsored by Papa Lozzi Italia, Wingz Wingzz Wingzzz, Hippie Strings, APA Central Florida, Kurt Collis Tennis Academy, Coach Jerry Fekete The Tennis Doctor and Orlando Synergy Marketing.