Easter Bowl Results – April, 14th

Easter Bowl '13 Noah Rubin

Noah Rubin

(Palm Desert, CA)  Day 6- There was “no joy in Mudville” today as JMTA’s Noah Rubin lost in the semifinals of the 2013 Easter Bowl to Luca Corintelli, 7-6 (6), 6-1.  Noah started out strongly, breaking Luca at 1-1 and holding for a 3-1 lead.  Noah had two break points to make it 4-1, but Luca’s big serve bailed him out.  Noah held and had another break opportunity at 4-2, but again Luca served himself out of trouble again.  The match seemed to turn in the next game with Noah serving at 4-3.  Three very uncharacteristic unforced errors gave back the break and we were knotted at 4-4.  Both players held to send it to a tiebreak with Noah saving a set point serving at 4-5.  Noah jumped out 2-0 in the breaker, but quickly went down 6-4.  He saved two more set points to get to 6-6.  At 6-6 Luca bombed an ace and on the next point, Noah sailed a backhand long to give Luca the tiebreak 8-6.