Grace Baljon and Lauren Caire are currently in the middle of the longest service game I have ever seen, collegiately or professionally. Baljon is serving at 5-5 in the first set and must be at Deuce #10, at the very least. It would be one thing if this is this was in the early stages of the match, but this would be a pivotal game in determining the momentum of the set. If Baljon wins, she will have perserved over several double faults with powerful cross court forehands. If Caire wins, she will serve for the set due to patience and a strong backhand.
This has the feel of two heavyweights duking it out in the 12th round of a title boxing match, but this is the first set of a quarterfinal tennis match. After every point, fans are cheering not wanting the game to end.
Wait, it has…finally in favor of Baljon, who is now ahead 6-5.
In other match updates, Siohban Finicane has defeated Raymond 6-4, 6-2. Meghan McCooey leads Nicole Pontee 7-5, 3-2. Naturally, Cary Gibson evened her match with Brittany Berckes by winning the second set 6-4.