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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2017 EB G14 3/27 recap

16 (1) Gianna Pielet d. (13) Savannah Broadus 6-3; 6-3

 B was very good, quite powerful. If P wasn't aggressive, she could've lost imo. Maintained the aggression to the end.

Girls' 14 Doubles Q (2) Evans/Petty d. Games/Malik 6-2; 7-5

E/P were really good. Dunno who was who, but at the later stage the smaller one was bashing against G/M, who're themselves excellent hitters. Weak responses were cleared by the taller one's deft touch. Was mp the smaller girl's ace?

Spectators might wonder why I was being agitated watching the sky.
Because methinks I saw my first Hawk Migration...!

Date: 3/26/17 6:24 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Swainson's Hawk Migration
Borrego Springs reports over 1200 Swainson�s departing this morning, with another 500 in town tonight.

Surely some of these must be flying over SB county on their way north.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara 

The bird was rather small(about 12 birds, could be more?), but the head pattern, dark breast, underwing pattern suggested Swainson's and I was confirmed by the report above! Hooray!  They were flying West, heading into the sun.

Ma 'friend' Hawk expert Luke Tiller just led 'nearby' Anza Borrego field trip on the 25th, hope he and fellow Pasadena Audubon members witnessed it.

Q Durham/Gretkowski d. Broadus/Semenik 6-3; 7-5

Only watched a bit, watched both teams the day earlier, so..had to watch Christensen lose haha. S was quite sharp.

Q Fuller/Strugnell d. (4) Zamarripa/Zamarripa 7-6(5); 0-6; 10-5

Too bad couldn't watch this much. F/S were quite good, quite powerful.

Q (1) Collins/Pielet d. (5) Duncan/Snells 7-5; 6-3

As I said, marquee match and the de facto Championship match. Poaches and fine plays galore. D/S were so powerful but C/P also maintained their aggression, C passing and P exhibiting her fine net skills and reflex. Both teams showed excellent defense as well. C/P probably self destructed what with D's net errors and S's DFs, but it as an overall great match. Thankfully this started last, so could watch a lot of it.

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