Recap and Match highlights in Villahermosa, Mexico
I first heard that Villahermosa, Mexico is located in the state region of Tabasco from the flight attendant. As my American Airlines airplane touched it's wheels smoothly on the runway, I quickly thought if I could find a location that I can get a bottle of the world famous hot sauce. As soon as the plane door opened I was abruptly hit with my new climate and realized that Tobasco sauce is not the only thing that is hot. It was a blistering 98 degrees at 6:30 pm! It was evident this week was going to be a hot one. As a professional tennis player, it is required to acclimate quickly to different conditions around the world very quickly. My regiment for the next few days included hydrating with a Mexican electrolyte drink named Electrolit, water, and natural juices with potassium. The highest temperature of the week that I witnessed was 124 degrees off the court and usually a hard court adds 10-15 degrees of heat due to the surface. This week would surely be a week of survival.
I managed to practice well and was estatic to compete. I won my first round match vs Ortiz(Mex) 6060. My second round match I was defeated by Maginley (Ant) 6460. Following my second match I felt ill and would soon get a virus! Now It is extremely necessary to rest, recover, and get healthy prior to my second tournament.