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A Day on the Tennis Court

   Our next opponent in the tennis league, Richmond, came to the match with a dreadful record of 0 wins, 5 losses. The interesting thing about Richmond was their captain. Every captain has a different personality in this league, but I have been warned about Mikhail being a 'A22 ................... '.

   We hosted Richmond on Saturday. Some of their players, who had paid large A23 ................... to be a member of their club, seemed annoyed that they had to play on our public courts, a far A24 ................... from the quality of the typical private club. As their players took the court, Mikhail grabbed a measuring tape out of his bag and measured the height of the net. He complained that the net was a half inch too high and demanded that we drop it. I felt A25 ................... saying, 'Look, your team is 0-5, does it really A26 ...................?',but instead I lowered the net to his satisfaction.

   Due to Mikhail's complaints, we started the match about fifteen minutes late. Later in the match, four points into a game, Mikhail called out the score '40-15.' 'No, no. The score is 30 all,' I said, approaching the net. My partner nodded in agreement.

   After a long argument and attempt to recall all of the points in the game, we could only remember three points. I said, 'The rule in this case is that we play from 30-15, the specific points in the game we all agree on.'

    'No,' Mikhail said, shaking his head. 'As server, it's my call and I say the score is 40-15. That's the rule.'

    Mikhail went on to win his service game. Then, I started my next service game by shouting the score '40 - A27 ...................'.When Mikhail put both hands on his hips in clear protest, I said, 'As server, it's my call.' And the congeniality went down from there.

   We went on to win the match. Afterwards, I learned Mikhail is one of those league players who always have an A28 ................... for a loss.


1) hurtful

2) boastful

3) handful

4) cupful


1) dues

2) fee

3) price

4) expenses


1) distance

2) way

3) cry

4) fly


1) want

2) need

3) love

4) like


l) mean

2) matter

3) important

4) necessary


l) love

2) like

3) zero

4) nought


1) answer

2) apology

3) excuse

4) objection